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Becquerelite

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About BecquereliteHide

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Antoine Henri Becquerel
Formula:
Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Colour:
Amber-yellow, golden to lemon-yellow, yellow-orange, brownish yellow; yellow in transmitted light
Lustre:
Adamantine, Greasy
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
5.09 - 5.2
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 Paris, France - 25 August 1908, Le Croisic, Brittany, France), physicist who discovered radioactivity in 1896. Among many honors, he was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie.
This page provides mineralogical data about Becquerelite.


Classification of BecquereliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1922
4.GB.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
G : Uranyl Hydroxides
B : With additional cations (K, Ca, Ba, Pb, etc.); with mainly UO2(O,OH)5 pentagonal polyhedra
5.7.1.2

5 : OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
7 : AX6O19·xH2O
7.16.11

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
16 : Oxides of U

Physical Properties of BecquereliteHide

Adamantine, Greasy
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Amber-yellow, golden to lemon-yellow, yellow-orange, brownish yellow; yellow in transmitted light
Streak:
Yellow
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {001}; imperfect on {101}, {010} and {110}
Density:
5.09 - 5.2 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.1 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BecquereliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.725 - 1.735 nβ = 1.815 - 1.825 nγ = 1.825 - 1.830
2V:
Measured: 32°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v, marked
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
X = colourless to pale yellow, Y = Z = yellow to deep yellow; Orientation: X = c, Y = a, Z = b

Chemical Properties of BecquereliteHide

Formula:
Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Common Impurities:
Pb

Crystallography of BecquereliteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Pna21
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.8378 Å, b = 12.3781 Å, c = 14.9238 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.118 : 1 : 1.206
Unit Cell V:
2,556.23 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Crystals usually tabular on {001}, with a pseudohexagonal outline, also prismatic, elongated along [010] into thick laths; striations parallel to [100] on {010}; also as coatings and fine-grained aggregates.
Twinning:
On {110}, polysynthetic, producing pseudohexagonal aggregates.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.50 Å(10)
3.22 Å(9)
3.75 Å(8)
3.56 Å(8)
2.58 Å(7)
4.71 Å(6)
1.943 Å(5)
Comments:
Recorded on material from Shaba Province, Congo

Geological EnvironmentHide

Geological Setting:
In oxidized portions of uranium deposits; also in pegmatites

Type Occurrence of BecquereliteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Natural History Museum, Paris, France (No. 122.135)
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Among weathering products of uraninite in the oxidized portions of a uranium deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Schoep, A. (1922) Sur la becquerelite, nouveau minéral radioactif. Comptes rendu de l’Académie des sciences de Paris: 174: 1240-1242.

Synonyms of BecquereliteHide

Other Language Names for BecquereliteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
22 photos of Becquerelite associated with UraniniteUO2
19 photos of Becquerelite associated with UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2•5H2O
10 photos of Becquerelite associated with FourmarieritePb(UO2)4O3(OH)4 · 4H2O
7 photos of Becquerelite associated with Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
7 photos of Becquerelite associated with CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
5 photos of Becquerelite associated with WölsendorfitePb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
4 photos of Becquerelite associated with PitchblendeUO2
4 photos of Becquerelite associated with Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
4 photos of Becquerelite associated with Lepersonnite-(Gd)Ca(Gd,Dy)2(UO2)24(SiO4)4(CO3)8(OH)24 · 48H2O
3 photos of Becquerelite associated with BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.GB.05AgrinieriteK2(Ca,Sr)[(UO2)3O3(OH)2]2 · 5H2OOrth.
4.GB.05CompreignaciteK2(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 7H2OOrth.
4.GB.05RameauiteK2Ca(H[3]2O)(H[5]2O)4[(UO2)6O6(OH)4](H[4]2O)Mon. m : Bb
4.GB.10BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2OOrth. mm2
4.GB.10ProtasiteBa(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
4.GB.15Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O Tric.
4.GB.20BauranoiteBa(UO2)2(OH)6 · 1-2H2O
4.GB.20Calciouranoite(Ca,Ba,Pb)U2O7 · 5H2O
4.GB.20Metacalciouranoite(Ca,Ba,Pb,K2)U2O7 · 2H2O
4.GB.25FourmarieritePb(UO2)4O3(OH)4 · 4H2OOrth.
4.GB.30WölsendorfitePb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
4.GB.35MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2OOrth.
4.GB.40MetavandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · nH2O n < 12Orth.
4.GB.40VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
4.GB.45VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
4.GB.50SayritePb2(UO2)5O6(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
4.GB.55CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.GB.60Iriginite(UO2)Mo2O7 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
4.GB.65UranosphaeriteBi(UO2)O2(OH)Mon. 2/m
4.GB.70HolfertiteCaxU6+2-xTi(O8-xOH4x) · 3H2OTrig. 3 : P3

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

5.7.1.1CompreignaciteK2(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 7H2OOrth.
5.7.1.3BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2OOrth. mm2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.16.1UraniniteUO2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
7.16.2Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
7.16.3ParaschoepiteUO3 · 2H2OOrth.
7.16.4Metaschoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 10H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
7.16.5MetastudtiteUO4 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.16.6Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2OMon.
7.16.7IanthiniteU4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2OOrth. mm2 : Amm2
7.16.8CompreignaciteK2(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 7H2OOrth.
7.16.9VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
7.16.10RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.16.12RameauiteK2Ca(H[3]2O)(H[5]2O)4[(UO2)6O6(OH)4](H[4]2O)Mon. m : Bb
7.16.13AgrinieriteK2(Ca,Sr)[(UO2)3O3(OH)2]2 · 5H2OOrth.
7.16.14ProtasiteBa(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
7.16.15BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2OOrth. mm2
7.16.16BauranoiteBa(UO2)2(OH)6 · 1-2H2O
7.16.17Metacalciouranoite(Ca,Ba,Pb,K2)U2O7 · 2H2O
7.16.18Calciouranoite(Ca,Ba,Pb)U2O7 · 5H2O
7.16.19OrthobranneriteU4+U6+Ti4O12(OH)2Orth.
7.16.20Thorutite(Th,U,Ca)Ti2(O,OH)6Mon.
7.16.21Davidite-(La)La(Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH,F)38Trig.
7.16.22Davidite-(Ce)Ce(Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH,F)38Trig. 3 : R3
7.16.23BranneriteUTi2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
7.16.24FourmarieritePb(UO2)4O3(OH)4 · 4H2OOrth.
7.16.25Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O Tric.
7.16.26CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.16.27MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2OOrth.
7.16.28VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
7.16.29MetavandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · nH2O n < 12Orth.
7.16.30SayritePb2(UO2)5O6(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
7.16.31WölsendorfitePb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
7.16.32Clarkeite(Na,Ca,Pb)(UO2)O(OH) · 0-1H2OTrig.
7.16.33UranosphaeriteBi(UO2)O2(OH)Mon. 2/m

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 BecquereliteHide

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Schoep, A. (1922) Sur la becquerelite, nouveau minéral radioactif. Comptes rendu de l’Académie des sciences de Paris: 174: 1240-1242.
Schoep, A. (1923) Soc. géol. Belgique, Bull. 33: 197.
Schoep, A. (1923) Sur la forme crystalline de la becquerelite et de la schoepite; sur leur composition chimique et sur le plymorphisme de l'hydroxide d'uranium UO3.2H2O. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie: 46: 9-18.
Schoep, A. (1924) Récherches sur la becquerelite et sur la schoepite. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie: 47: 147-157.
Billiet, V. (1925) Over de bepaling van becquereliet, etc. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift: 5-6.
Schoep, A. (1930) Ann. mus. Congo belge: 1(1), 2, 13.
Schoep, A. (1932) Le poids spécifique et la formule chimique de la becquerelite, etc. Ann. du Musée du Congo Belge, A. Série 1: 1(3): 5.
Palache, C., Berman, H. (1933) Oxidation products of pitchblende from Bear Lake. American Mineralogist: 18: 20-24.
Palache, C. (1934) Crystallography of the uranium oxides. American Mineralogist: 19: 309-315.
Billiet, V., de Jong, W.F. (1935) Schoepiet en becquereliet. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift: 17(6): 157.
Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (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: 625-627.
Schoep, A., Stradiot, S. (1948) Additional data on the properties of becquerelite and billietite. American Mineralogist: 33: 503-507.
Frondel, J.W., Cuttutta, F. (1953) Studies of uranium minerals (XII): The status of billietite and becquerelite. American Mineralogist: 30: 1019-1024.
Protas, J. (1957) Propriétés et synthèse d'un oxyde hydraté d'uranium et de calcium de Shinkolobwe, Katanga. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris: 244: 91-93. (in French)
Fleischer, M. (1957) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 42: 920.
Frondel, C. (1958) Systematic mineralogy of uranium and thorium. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 1064: 62-68.
Christ, C.L., Clark, J.R. (1960) Crystal chemical studies of some uranyl oxide hydrates. American Mineralogist: 45: 1026-1061.
Piret-Meunier, J., Piret, P. (1982) Nouvelle détermination de la structure cristalline de la bequerelite. Bulletin de Minéralogie: 105: 606-610.
Pagoaga, M.K., Appleman, D.E., Stewart, J.M. (1987) Crystal structures and crystal chemistry of the uranyl oxide hydrates becquerelite, billietite, and protasite. American Mineralogist: 72: 1230-1238.
Vochten, R., van Haverbeke, L. (1990) Transformation of schoepite into the uranyl oxide hydrates becquerelite, billietite and wölsendorfite. Mineralogy and Petrology: 43: 65-72.
Sowder, A.G., Clark, S.B., Fjeld, R.A. (1996) The effect of silica and phosphate on the transformation of schoepite to becquerelite and other uranyl phases. Radiochimica Acta: 74: 45-49.
Anthony, J.W. et al. (1997) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 49.
Burns, P.C., Li, Y. (2002) The structures of becquerelite and Sr-exchanged becquerelite. American Mineralogist: 87: 550-557.
Glatz, R.E., Li, Y., Hughes, K.-A., Cahill, C.L., Burns, P.C. (2002) Synthesis and structure of a new Ca uranyl oxide hydrate, Ca[(UO2)4O3(OH)4](H2O)2, and its relationship to becquerelite. Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 217-224.
Amayri, S., Arnold, T., Foerstendorf, H., Geipel, G., Bernhard, G. (2004) Spectroscopic characterization of synthetic becquerelite, Ca[UO2)6O4(OH)6]·8H2O, and swartzite, CaMg[UO2(CO3)3]·12H2O. The Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 953-962.
Burns, P.C. (2005) U6+ minerals and inorganic compounds: insights into an expanded structural hierarchy of crystal structures. Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1839-1894.
Kubatko, K.-A., Helean, K., Navrotsky, A., Burns, P.C. (2006) Thermodynamics of uranyl minerals: Enthalpies of formation of uranyl oxide hydrates. American Mineralogist: 91: 658-666.
Schindler, M., Hawthorne, F.C., Burns, P.C., Maurice, P.A. (2006) Dissolution of uranyl-oxide-hydroxy-hydrate minerals. II. Becquerelite. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 1207-1225.
Frost, R.L., Cejka, J., Weier, M.L. (2007) Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl oxyhydroxide hydrates: becquerelite, billietite, curite, schoepite and vandendriesscheite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy: 38: 460-466.

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Localities for BecquereliteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - 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.
Argentina
 
  • La Rioja Province
    • Coronel Felipe Varela department
      • Guandacol
Lucero, H. N., Díez, D. y Timoneri, A. (1963). Contribución al conocimiento de algunas manifestaciones uraníferas en la provincias de Córdoba, La Rioja y San Luis. Anales de las segundas Jornadas Geológicas Argentinas, Salta, Argentina.
Lucero, H. N., Díez, D. y Timoneri, A. (1963). Contribución al conocimiento de algunas manifestaciones uraníferas en la provincias de Córdoba, La Rioja y San Luis. Anales de las segundas Jornadas Geológicas Argentinas, Salta, Argentina.
American Mineralogist: 46: 12-25.
    • Vinchina Department
      • Jagüé
        • Quebrada de Cumichango
Las Especies Minerales de La Republica Argentina
Australia
 
  • Northern Territory
    • West Arnhem Region
      • South Alligator River
Henry, D.A., Pogson, R.E. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Threadgoldite from the South Alligator Valley uranium field, Northern Territory, Australia: second world occurrence. , Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 7-11
Henry, D.A., Pogson, R.E. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Threadgoldite from the South Alligator Valley uranium field, Northern Territory, Australia: second world occurrence. , Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 7-11
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • St. Johann im Pongau District
      • Mühlbach am Hochkönig
Paar, W. & Ruscha, S. (1978): Karinthin 78, 23-29.
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs, 1989
Canada
 
  • Northwest Territories
    • Great Bear Lake
Tyson, R. (1989) The Port Radium District, Northwest Territories, Canada. The Mineralogical Record: 20(3): 201-208.
  • Nova Scotia
    • Cumberland Co.
Nova Scotia Natural Resources Mineral Occurence Database
  • Saskatchewan
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 49
    • Nistowiack Lake
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 49
China
 
  • Guangdong
    • Shaoguan
      • Wengyuan Co.
Long Lu, Fanrong Chen, and Rucheng Wang (2006): Geological Review 71(4), 562-569
Czech Republic
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Karlovy Vary District
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
        • Svornost Mine (Einigkeit Mine)
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
  • Olomouc Region
    • Jeseník District
      • Javorník
        • Horní Hoštice
Pauliš, P., Novák, F., Ševců, J.: Sekundární minerály z uranového ložiska Jelení vrch u Horních Hoštic v Rychlebských horách. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae geologicae, 2004, roč. 89, s. 121 - 138.
Sejkora, J.: Uranové ložisko Zálesí v Rychlebských horách. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 105-110.
  • Plzeň Region
    • Tachov District
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
DR Congo (TL)
 
  • Haut-Katanga
    • Kambove District
      • Shinkolobwe
Schoep, A. (1922) Sur la becquerélite, nouveau minéral radioactif. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris, 174, 1240-1242.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).
  • Lualaba
    • Kolwezi mining district
      • Kamoto
Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).
J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003)
Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
      • Kolwezi
Wilson, W. E. (2018) The Musonoi mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mineralogical Record 49:236-304
Egypt
 
  • Red Sea
    • Eastern Desert
      • Central Eastern Desert
Hussein, H. A., & Bakhit, F. S. (1988). Uranium-Bearing Alkaline Volcanics of North Wadi Kariem and Surroundings, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mining Geology, 38(207), 39-48.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Loire
      • Saint-Just-en-Chevalet
        • Saint-Priest-la-Prugne
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
J.-J. Périchaud: "Où trouver les minéraux d'Auvergne", Vol. 1, Editions l'Instant Durable (Clermont-Ferrand), 1985, p. 92; J.-J. Périchaud: "Où trouver les minéraux d'Auvergne", Vol. 1, Editions l'Instant Durable (Clermont-Ferrand), 1985, p. 92
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Lachaux
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV (1998)
    • Savoie
      • La Lauzière massif
DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2000). Uranium et fentes tardi-hercyniennes. Le Règne Minéral hors-série n°6, pp. 21-23. Editions du Piat.
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Bellac
        • Compreignac
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
      • Saint-Sylvestre
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Le Puech
Caubel, A. (1997) Minéralogie du gisement d'uranium de Rabejac (Hérault). Le Règne Minéral: 13: 5-18.; Bariand, P., Bachet, B., Brassy, C., Medenbach, O., Deliens, M., Vautier, R., & Piret, P. (1993) A New Uranium Mineral from the Talmessi Mine, Iran, and Rabejac, France. Mineralogical Record: 24: 463-467; Dal Bo, F., Hatert, F., & Philippo, S. (2018). Supergene Uranyl Mineralization of the Rabejac Deposit, Lodève, France. Minerals, 8(9), 414.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Freiburg Region
      • Ortenaukreis
        • Oberwolfach
Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); WALENTA, K. (1999): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara. 8. Folge, 1. Teil. Lapis 24 (11), 34-37.
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Palatinate
Dill, H. G., & Weber, B. (2010). Accessory minerals of fluorite and their implication regarding the environment of formation (Nabburg–Wölsendorf fluorite district, SE Germany), with special reference to fetid fluorite (“Stinkspat”). Ore Geology Reviews, 37(2), 65-86.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Birkenfeld
      • Ellweiler
Aufschluss 69/(7+8), Lapis 79/(7+8)
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
No reference listed
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 49
    • Vogtlandkreis
Gröbner, J. and Kolitsch, U. (2007): The minerals of the uranium prospect at Tirpersdorf, Vogtland. Lapis 32, 37-42; 58. (in German)
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Lecco Province
      • Colico
        • Piona Peninsula
Vignola P., Fransolet A.-M., Guastoni A., Appiani R. (2011): Le pegmatiti di Piona. Recenti studi sui filoni Malpensata, Luna e Sommafiume. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 35, 1, 30-38.
    • Sondrio Province
      • Novate Mezzola
        • Codera Valley
De Michele V., Zezza U. (1979) - Le pegmatidi dell'alta Val codera (Sondrio) nell'area di Punta trubinasca - Atti Soc. Ital. Sc. nat., Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, Vol. 120, n. 1-2, pp. 180-194
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Trento Province (Trentino)
      • Giudicarie Valleys
        • Chiese Valley
          • Condino
Campostrini, I., Demartin, F., & Gramaccioli, C. M. (2006). Rio Giulis. Minerali secondari del giacimento uranifero presso Condino, Trento. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(3), 152-165.
          • Daone
            • Daone Valley
              • Limes
Campostrini, I., Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M. (2005): Val Daone. Minerali secondari del giacimento uranifero presso Limes, Daone (TN). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2005, 228-240.
        • Rendena Valley
          • Bocenago & Spiazzo
- Ravagnani D.(1974): I giacimenti uraniferi italiani e i loro minerali. Gruppo Mineralogico Italiano Ed., Milano (pagg.188).
Madagascar
 
  • Haute Matsiatra
    • Ikalamavony
      • Fitampito
Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive. p 19
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
  • Sava
    • Vohémar District
      • Maromokotra Commune
Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive p 19
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
    • Aldama Municipality
      • Peña Blanca District
        • Sierra Peña Blanca
http://www.swri.org/4org/d20/ghs/PBlanca/mineral.html; Econ Geol (1991) 86:233-248
Namibia
 
  • Hardap Region
    • Daweb
Bowell, R. J., & Davies, A. A. (2017). Assessment of supergene uranium-vanadium anomalies, Meob Bay deposit, Namibia. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 17(2), 101-112.
New Zealand
 
  • West Coast Region
    • Buller District
      • Westport
Railton, G.L., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin No. 104.
Norway
 
  • Troms og Finnmark
    • Salangen
Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68 p. 89
    • Tromsø
Neumann, H. (1985) Norges Mineraler. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, 278 pp. (p. 89).
Peru
 
  • Puno
    • Carabaya Province
Li, V. (2016). The Uranium Mineralization of the Macusani District, Southeast Peru: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Geochronology and Ore-Genetic Model. PhD Thesis Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Romania
 
  • Bihor
    • Nucet
Szakáll:Minerals of Carpathians,2003
Russia
 
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Krasnokamensk
Aleshin, A.P., Velichkin, V.I., and Krylova, T.L. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(5), 392-412.
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Gemerská Poloma (Poloma; Veszverés)
Ferenc Š., Biroň A., Mikuš T., Spišiak J., Budzák Š. (2018): Initial replacement stage of primary uranium (UIV) minerals by supergene alteration: association of uranyl-oxide hydroxy-hydrates and “calciolepersonnite” from the Krátka Dolina Valley (Gemerská Poloma, Gemeric Unit, Western Carpathians, Slovakia). Journal of Geosciences, 63, 3, 277-291.
South Africa
 
  • Northern Cape
    • ZF Mgcawu
      • Gordonia District
Minerals of South Africa
Spain
 
  • Community of Madrid
    • Soto del Real
      • San Pedro Massif
        • Rancajales
Gonzalez del Tánago J. (1985) Las Pegmatitas Graníticas de San Pedro, Sistema Central Español. Bol. Soc.Española de Mineralogía, pp.207-2017
Switzerland
 
  • Valais
    • Le Trient Valley
      • Finhaut
        • Giétroz
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 71; Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
      • Salvan
        • Les Marécottes
    • Martigny
      • Riddes
        • Isérables
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 71
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just
        • Botallack
Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
        • Pendeen
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
    • Devon
      • West Devon
        • Dartmoor Forest
          • Princetown
Alysson Rowan Collection Robbins, M. The collector's book of fluorescent minerals. ISBN 978-1-4757-4794-2 DOI 10.1007/978-1-4757-4792-8
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Apache County
      • Cane Valley Mining District
        • Yazzie Mesa
          • Monument No. 2 channel
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 131; Frondel, C.C. (1956), Mineral composition of gummite, Am.Min.: 41: 539-568; Frondel, C.C. (1958), Systematic Mineralogy of Uranium & Thorium, USGS Bull. 1064: 68; Finnell, T.L. (1957), Structural control of uranium ore at the Monument No. 2 mine, Apache Co., AZ, Econ.Geol.: 52: 25-35; Witkind, I.J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Cos., AZ, USGS Bull. 1103: 97 (Table 2).
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 131; Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Cos., AZ: 115; Frondel, C. (1956), Mineral composition of gummite, Am.Min.: 41: 539-568; Finnell, T.L. (1957), Structural control of uranium ore at the Monument No. 2 mine, Apache Co., AZ, Econ.Geol.: 52: 25-35; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 35.
    • Coconino County
      • Cameron Mining District
        • Cameron
          • Huskon Mines (Huskon group)
Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143. RME-2071: 146.
      • Grand Canyon National Park
        • House Rock Wash
Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143. RME-2071: 150.
      • Sand Springs Mesa
Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143. RME-2071: 164.
    • Mohave County
      • Cerbat Mountains (Cerbat Range)
        • Wallapai Mining District
Robert B. Scarborough (1981) Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona GJBX – 143(81)
    • Navajo Co.
      • Holbrook Mining District
        • Holbrook
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 35.
        • Joseph City
Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona – Final Report, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143 (81) (March 1981). RME-2071: 220.
  • California
    • Ventura Co.
      • San Emigdio Mountains
Dickinson, Kendell A.; Leventhal, Joel S. (1988) The geology, carbonaceous materials, and origin of the epigenetic uranium deposits in the Tertiary Sespe Formation in Ventura County, California. USGS Bull 1771.
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Marshall Pass Mining District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Critchell area
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • Mesa Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • Moffat Co.
      • Maybell Mining District
        • Maybell Mines
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • Saguache Co.
      • Marshall Pass Mining District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Am Min 50:909-923
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Haddam
        • Haddam Neck
Januzzi, R.E. (1976): Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State. p.234.; Schooner, Richard. (circa 1980s), Untitled manuscript on central Connecticut mineralogy.
  • New Hampshire
    • Cheshire Co.
      • Marlow
Personal collection and XRD analysis by Fred E Davis
    • Grafton Co.
      • Grafton
No published reference. Probably whimsical.
  • New Mexico
    • Cibola Co.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region; Kittel, Kelley Melancon (1966) Uranium Deposits of the Grants Region. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook pp 173-183
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 49
  • North Carolina
    • Mitchell Co.
Finch,Robert J. and Ewing, Rodney C. (1997) Clarkeite: New chemical and structural data: American Mineralogist,Vol.82,pg 607-619,1997
Finch,Robert J. and Ewing,Rodney C.(1997) Clarkeite:New chemical and structural data, America Mineralogist,Vol.82 pg. 607-619,1997
      • Spruce Pine Mining District
        • Spruce Pine
          • Greasy Creek Township
Finch,Robert J. and Ewing,Rodney C.(1997) Clarkeite: New chemical and structural data; American Mineralogist, Vol.82, pg. 607-619,1997
    • Yancey Co.
      • Spruce Pine Mining District
        • Celo
          • Micaville
Finch,Robert J. and Ewing,Rodney C. (1997) Clarkeite:New chemical and structural data , American Mineralogist,Vol. 82,pg 607-619,1997
  • South Dakota
    • Fall River Co.
SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp345-349
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone Mining District
        • Keystone
Rocks & Min.:10:147 & 60:112,116.
  • Utah
    • Emery Co.
      • San Rafael Mining District (San Rafael Swell)
        • Delta
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp263-279
        • Green Vein Mesa
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Grand Co.
      • Seven Mile Mining District
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; USGS Circular 336
    • San Juan Co.
      • Big Indian Mining District (Big Indian Wash - Lisbon Valley area)
        • Casa Colorado Rock
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
      • Red Canyon
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp281-284
      • White Canyon
        • Deer Flat
Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah. Utah Department fo Natural Resources Bulletin 117. Jan. 1981
Joe Marty photo
Min Rec 2:210-211
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Wayne Co.
      • Fremont Mining District
        • Fruita
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
  • Wyoming
    • Campbell Co.
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 49
    • Fremont Co.
Rocks & Minerals 76:386
Rocks & Minerals 76:386
 
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