Masuyite

masuyite

rutherfordine

becquerelite

fourmarierite

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Formula: Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2.3H2O
Oxide
Specific gravity: 5.08
Colour: Brown-orange, carmine red, red, red-orange
RADIOACTIVE
Environments

Sedimentary environments
Hydrothermal environments

Masuyite is a secondary mineral formed in the oxidised zone of uranium-bearing deposits. Associated minerals include uraninite, rutherfordine, becquerelite, fourmarierite, wyartite, wölsendorfite, kasolite and metastudtite (HOM).

Localities

At the type locality, the Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo, masuyite occurs as crystals lining cavities in uraninite (Webmin).

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