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Autunite Group

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About Autunite GroupHide

Formula:
A(UO2)2(XO4)2·10-12H2O
A = Cu, Ca, Ba, or Mg
X = P or As.
Name:
After the prominent member of the group.
A group of layer structured uranyl phosphates and arsenates.
See also Meta-autunite Group.


Chemical Properties of Autunite GroupHide

Formula:
A(UO2)2(XO4)2·10-12H2O

A = Cu, Ca, Ba, or Mg
X = P or As.

Synonyms of Autunite GroupHide

Relationship of Autunite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Autunite Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
Bassetite Fe2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
Heinrichite Ba(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
Kahlerite Fe(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
Metarauchite Ni(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
Nováčekite-I Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
Nováčekite-II Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
Rauchite Ni(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
Sabugalite HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Saléeite Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
Torbernite Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
Uranocircite Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OTet.
Uranospinite Ca(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
Zeunerite Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Autunite GroupHide

Reference List:
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Hallimond (1916) Mineralogical Magazine: 17: 326.
Hallimond (1920) Mineralogical Magazine: 19: 43.
Fairchild (1929) American Mineralogist: 14: 265.
Beintema, J. (1938): Composition and crystallography of autunite and the meta-autunites. Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas et de la Belgique 57, 155-175.
Weiss-Frondel (1951) American Mineralogist: 36: 249.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 980-981 (as Torbernite Group).

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Localities for Autunite GroupHide

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