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Pitchblende

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Formula:
UO2
Colour:
Black, Brownish-black
Lustre:
Dull
A variety of Uraninite

A massive, often globular, possibly impure, variety of Uraninite.


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Physical Properties of PitchblendeHide

Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Black, Brownish-black

Chemical Properties of PitchblendeHide

Formula:
UO2

Age distributionHide

Recorded ages:
Phanerozoic : 310 ± 3 Ma to 34.8 ± 1.6 Ma - based on 59 recorded ages.

Synonyms of PitchblendeHide

Other Language Names for PitchblendeHide

French:Pechblende
Indonesian:Pitchblende
Italian:Pecurano
Portuguese:Pechblenda
Simplified Chinese:沥青铀矿
Traditional Chinese:瀝青鈾礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite9 photos of Pitchblende associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Dolomite9 photos of Pitchblende associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Nickeline9 photos of Pitchblende associated with Nickeline on mindat.org.
Gold8 photos of Pitchblende associated with Gold on mindat.org.
Baryte7 photos of Pitchblende associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Autunite7 photos of Pitchblende associated with Autunite on mindat.org.
Metazeunerite6 photos of Pitchblende associated with Metazeunerite on mindat.org.
Uranophane6 photos of Pitchblende associated with Uranophane on mindat.org.
Berzelianite6 photos of Pitchblende associated with Berzelianite on mindat.org.
Muscovite5 photos of Pitchblende associated with Muscovite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
Prolonged exposure in proximity of the material is a health hazard.

Internet Links for PitchblendeHide

Localities for PitchblendeHide

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