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|Name:||Originally named for the supposed chemical composition (cadmium oxide). Later both mineral and name were withdrawn when it was recognised that the material is uraninite.|
IMA No. 2012-037
Approval for this mineral has been withdrawn. Subsequent studies have shown that the material examined is uraninite, UO2.
Classification of Cadmoxite
|IMA status:||Discredited 2012|
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Type Occurrence of Cadmoxite
|Type Locality:||Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland|
|Place of Conservation of Type Material:||The holotype material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Natural History Museum, Basel, Switzerland, catalogue number S203.|
Crystallography of Cadmoxite
|Class (H-M):||4 3m - Hextetrahedral|
|Space Group:||F4 3m|
|Cell Parameters:||a = 5.4830(6) Å|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 164.84 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
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Other Names for Cadmoxite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Cadmoxite
Graeser, S., Demartin, F. and Gabriel, W. (2012) Cadmoxite, IMA 2012-037. CNMNC Newsletter No. 14, October 2012, page 1287; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1281-1288. [later withdrawn]
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Localities for Cadmoxite
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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