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Pitchblende

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Formula:
UO2
Colour:
Black, Brownish-black
A variety of Uraninite

A massive, often globular, possibly impure, variety of Uraninite.

Classification of Pitchblende

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Physical Properties of Pitchblende

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Black, Brownish-black

Chemical Properties of Pitchblende

Formula:
UO2
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Pitchblende

Name in Other Languages:
French:Pechblende
Indonesian:Pitchblende
Italian:Pecurano
Portuguese:Pechblenda
Simplified Chinese:沥青铀矿
Traditional Chinese:瀝青鈾礦

Other Information

Health Risks:
Prolonged exposure in proximity of the material is a health hazard.

Internet Links for Pitchblende

Localities for Pitchblende

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