Curite

curite

fourmarierite

dewindtite

vandendriesscheite

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Formula: Pb3+x[(UO2)4O4+x(OH)3-x]2.2H2O
Oxide containing uranium
Specific gravity: 6.98 to 7.4
Hardness: 4 to 5
Streak: Orange
Colour: Deep to light red-orange, orange, scarlet, yellow
RADIOACTIVE
Environments

Sedimentary environments
Hydrothermal environments

Curite is a secondary mineral commonly formed through alteration of uraninite. Associated minerals include fourmarierite, vandendriesscheite, schoepite, soddyite, kasolite, dewindtite, torbernite, rutherfordine and sklodowskite (HOM).

Localities

At the type locality, the Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo, curite is associated with fourmarierite, schoepite, vandendriesscheite, soddyite, kasolite, dewindtite and torbernite (Dana).

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