Metaschoepite

metaschoepite

schoepite

paraschoepite

paulscherrerite

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Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12.10H2O
Oxide containing uranium, schoepite group
Specific gravity: 4.69
Streak: Light yellow
Colour: Yellow
RADIOACTIVE
Environments

Sedimentary environments
Hydrothermal environments

Metaschoepite occurs as an irreversible alteration product of schoepite from the oxidised zone of uranium-bearing mineral deposits. Associated minerals are schoepite and paraschoepite (HOM).

Localities

The type locality is the Shinkolobwe mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo.

Alteration

Metaschoepite may occur as a dehydration product of schoepite, and may itself dehydrate to paulscherrerite (Mindat).

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