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Cleveite

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Formula:
UO2
Name:
In honour of Per Theodor Cleve (1840-1905)- Swedish chemist, mineralogist and oceanograph.
A variety of Uraninite

A REE-and Th-bearing variety of uraninite. Presence of (Y, Ce, etc.)2O3 extends to at least 10%. Related to bröggerite.
The first portions of terrestrial Helium (He) were obtained during Cleveite dissolution in sulfuric acid (Ramsey 23 March of 1895 - 27 years later of discovery of He on the Sun).
First described by Nordenskiöld (1878) from the Garta feldspar quarry, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway.


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Chemical Properties of CleveiteHide

Formula:
UO2

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
Strong radioactive.

References for CleveiteHide

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Nordenskiöld, A.E. (1878): Mineralogiska bidrag 5. Cleveit, ett nytt yttro-uran mineral från Garta felsspatsbrott nära Arendal. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar , 4: 28-32
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 614.

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ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Arendal
      • Stokken
Nordenskiöld, A.E. (1878): Mineralogiska bidrag 5. Cleveit, ett nytt yttro-uran mineral från Garta felsspatsbrott nära Arendal. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar , 4: 28-32
    • Evje og Hornnes
      • Åvesland
Andersen, O. (1931): Feltspat II. Forekomster i fylkene Buskerud og Telemark, i flere herreder i Aust-Agder og i Hidra i Vest-Agder. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse nr 128b, p 94-95
    • Iveland
      • Tveit
Bjørlykke, H. (1934): The Mineral Paragenesis and Classification of the Granite Pegmatites of Iveland, Setesdal, Southern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 14, 211-311
  • Østfold
    • Halden
Bjørlykke, H. (1939): Feltspat V. De sjeldne mineraler på de norske granittiske pegmatittganger. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 154
    • Sarpsborg
      • Skjeberg
        • Setreåsen
Bjørlykke, H. (1939): Feltspat V. De sjeldne mineraler på de norske granittiske pegmatittganger. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 154. 77p.
Broch, O. A. (1934): Feltspat IV. Forekomster i Akershus og Østfold øst for Glomma. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 141, 1-119 (pp. 90-91)
Broch, O. A. (1934): Feltspat IV. Forekomster i Akershus og Østfold øst for Glomma. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 141, 1-119 (pp.83-84)
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