Formula: System: Hexagonal Colour: Canary yellow. Lustre: Silky Hardness: 2 - 3 Name: For Dr. Norbert Blaton (1945-), crystallographer at the University of Leuven, Belgium, a specialist on the crystal structure of uranium minerals. A secondary uranium mineral.
Chemically, simple uranyl(VI) carbonate monohydrate.
Classification of Blatonite IMA status: Approved 1997 Strunz 8th edition ID: 5/F.01-15 Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: 5.EB.10 5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES) E : Uranyl Carbonates B : UO 2:CO 3 = 1:1 mindat.org URL: http://www.mindat.org/min-6826.html Please feel free to link to this page. Type Occurrence of Blatonite Type Locality: Jomac Mine, White Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah, USA Physical Properties of Blatonite Lustre: Silky Colour: Canary yellow. Streak: White Hardness (Mohs): 2 - 3 Crystallography of Blatonite Crystal System: Hexagonal Optical Data of Blatonite Type: Uniaxial (+) RI values: n ω = 1.588 n ε = 1.612 Maximum Birefringence: δ = 0.024 Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration. Surface Relief: Moderate Chemical Properties of Blatonite Formula: Simplified for copy/paste: (UO 2)CO 3·H 2O Essential elements: C, H, O, U All elements listed in formula: C, H, O, U Relationship of Blatonite to other Species Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping): - + Other Names for Blatonite Synonyms: Other Languages: 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 Blatonite Reference List: - +
Canadian Mineralogist: 36: 1077-1081.
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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.
Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
Krušné Hory Mtns (Erzgebirge) Jakub Plášil
Can.Min.(1998) 36, 1077-1081; Min News 14:10 p 4,4,7; Min Rec 30 pp231-238
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