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Uraninite from
Rössing Uranium Mine, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Uraninite
Formula:UO2
Comments:The black cubic uraninite is not visible in hand specimens. It sometimes contains traces of other elements such as Pb or Ti-Ca. Uraninite may also be metamict and exhibit a range of alteration features. (The bulk of the occurrence is as free grains or a nucleus enclosed in other minerals such as zircon, feldspars, and quartz, generally close to the crystal boundaries of these minerals.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Zambezi Resources Limited (2006) Progress Report on Oryx (Uranium Project).;
Abraham, I.M. (2009) Geology and spatial distribution of uranium mineralisation in the SK anomaly area, Rossing area, Namibia, Master thesis University of the Witwatersrand.;
USGS Open File Report 81-1666.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Uraninite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Rössing Uranium Mine, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
Nearest other occurrences of Uraninite
22.8km (14.2 miles) A Valencia deposit, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
70.3km (43.7 miles) B Brockmann's pegmatite, Tsaobismund Farm 85, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
91.1km (56.6 miles) C Navachab Gold Mine, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
104.0km (64.6 miles) D Van der Made pegmatite (Brabant; Erongo Schlucht), Brabant Farm 168, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
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