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Agrinierite

Posted by Rock Currier  
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May 09, 2009 11:23PM
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Agrinierite
(K2CaSr)U3O10 4H20 Orthorhombic
Agrinierite, Margnac Mine, Compreignac, Limousin, France 3mm specimen© 2007, JGW


France
Margnac. Found as minute tabular orange orthorhombic crystals with a pseudo-hexagonal section from Margnac. They are found in small cavities in “gummite” associated with becquerelite, billietite, schoepite, compreignacite and most abundantly rameauite. This mineral is a hydrous potassium, calcium, strontium uranite and it is likely very fluorescent and soluble. If you have a specimen of this material you are advised not to wash it, protect it from dust and keep it in a well sealed container.



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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2012 08:41PM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Agrinierite
May 14, 2009 07:59AM
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This stuff is NOT soluble in water.
avatar Re: Agrinierite
May 14, 2009 06:46PM
Peter, you certainly know more about chemistry than I, but I was taught and experience has shown that hydrated potassium minerals are generally quite soluble. What is its solubility any way? 10 to the minus? I could certainly profit by knowing why this one is not. I would like to include this in the article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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