Help|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery
Uwe Kolitsch July 01, 2012 01:39PM
I would expect schoepite to form acicular to lath-like crystals, not such blocky individuals.
What's the opinion of Katanga / U mineral specialists?
Paul De Bondt July 01, 2012 02:32PM
Hi Uwe,

I can confirm that this is schoepite from Shinkolobwe. No doubt.
The more lath-like crystals exist but are always pseudomorphs after rutherfordine, ianthinite or other.
The MR volume 20 number 4 from 1989 page 285 shows a good example of the mineral as it occur at Shinkolobwe.

I hope this helps.

Take care and best regards.

Roger Van Dooren July 01, 2012 03:13PM

Schoepite occurs most often in tabular crystals flattened on 001; there is a yellow variety known as epi-ianthinite. The presentation of this variety is the same as the ianthinite but the chemical composition and properties are those of schoepite ( op cit M.Deliens in "Les minéraux secondaires d'uranium du Zaïre" )
See a nice description of schoepite in:

Your Email:

Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically. If the code is hard to read, then just try to guess it right. If you enter the wrong code, a new image is created and you get another chance to enter it right.
Your message:
  • Valid attachments: jpg, gif, png, pdf
  • No file can be larger than 1000 KB
  • 3 more file(s) can be attached to this message

Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2016, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: December 10, 2016 10:49:32
Go to top of page