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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 Later both mineral and name were withdrawn when it was recognised that the material is uraninite.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Approval for this mineral has been withdrawn.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

Crystal System:Isometric
Class (H-M):4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:F4 3m
Cell Parameters:a = 5.4830(6) Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 164.84 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
3.162 (100)
2.738 (20)
1.941 (30)
1.657 (50)
1.259 (40)
1.228 (30)
1.121 (40)
1.055 (30)

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Other Information

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

Reference List:

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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 [later withdrawn]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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    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Binn Valley
        • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
    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.
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