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About BlatoniteHide

Dr. Norbert Blaton
(UO2)CO3 · H2O
Canary yellow.
2 - 3
Crystal System:
Named in 1998 by R. Vochten and Michel Deliens in honor of Dr. Norbert Blaton [Zwalm, East-Flanders province, Belgium, May 25 1945-], crystallographer at the University of Leuven, Belgium, a specialist on the crystal structure of uranium minerals.
A secondary uranium mineral.
Chemically, simple uranyl(VI) carbonate monohydrate.

Classification of BlatoniteHide

Approval Year:

E : Uranyl Carbonates
B : UO2:CO3 = 1:1

Physical Properties of BlatoniteHide

Canary yellow.
2 - 3 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of BlatoniteHide

Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.588 nε = 1.612
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.024
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of BlatoniteHide

(UO2)CO3 · H2O
IMA Formula:
(UO2)(CO3) · H2O

Crystallography of BlatoniteHide

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of BlatoniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Royal Belgian Institue of Natural Sciences, Brussels

Synonyms of BlatoniteHide

Other Language Names for BlatoniteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Blatonite associated with MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
1 photo of Blatonite associated with GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
1 photo of Blatonite associated with AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.EB.05Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3Orth. mm2 : Imm2
5.EB.15Joliotite(UO2)CO3 · nH2OOrth.
5.EB.20Bijvoetite-(Y)Y8(UO2)16(CO3)16O8(OH)8 · 39H2OMon.

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 BlatoniteHide

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Localities for BlatoniteHide

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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.
Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary Region
Jakub Plášil
Travis Olds collection
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Annaberg-Buchholz
        • Kleinrückerswalde
In the collection of Chuck Adan. Acquired from Hulmut Braith. Label states EDS and XRD analyzed.
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • White Canyon
Canadian Mineralogist(1998) 36, 1077-1081; Min News 14:10 p 4,4,7; Min Rec 30 pp231-238
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