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Thorite (Var: Orangite) : (Th,U)SiO4

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Thorite (Var: Orangite) : (Th,U)SiO4

Copyright © Peter Andresen  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

Note: The mineral species Orangite is not listed in our database for this locality. This specimen may be misidentified or the mindat list of minerals at this locality may be incomplete.


Large mass of the thorite variety "orangite" in a block from the level 1 pegmatite in AS Granit quarry. The strongly metamict thorite are brown at the rims changing colour to almost milky white at the core. FOV ca 15 x 19 cm. This sample was found by Wilfried Steffens, and picture was taken same day 22. August 2009 by Peter Andresen.

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Photo added: 4th Sep 2009