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Blatonite

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Formula:
(UO
 
2
)CO
 
3
· H
 
2
O
System:HexagonalColour:Canary yellow.
Lustre:SilkyHardness: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 : UO2:CO3 = 1:1
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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: nω = 1.588 nε = 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:
(UO
 
2
)CO
 
3
· H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:(UO2)CO3·H2O
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):

- +
5.EB.05Rutherfordine
(UO
 
2
)CO
 
3
5.EB.15Joliotite
(UO
 
2
)CO
 
3
· nH
 
2
O
5.EB.20Bijvoetite-(Y)
(Y,Dy)
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 11H
 
2
O

Other Names for Blatonite

Synonyms:
IMA1997-025
Other Languages:
German:Blatonit
Spanish:Blatonita

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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  • Localities for Blatonite

    (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.
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Karlovy Vary Region
        • Krušné Hory Mtns (Erzgebirge)
    Jakub Plášil
    USA
     
    • Utah
      • San Juan Co.
        • White Canyon District
          • White Canyon
    Can.Min.(1998) 36, 1077-1081; Min News 14:10 p 4,4,7; Min Rec 30 pp231-238
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