Natromarkeyite

natromarkeyite

pseudomarkeyite

markeyite

bitumen

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Formula: Na2Ca8(UO2)4(CO3)13(H2O)sub24.3H2O
Hydrated carbonate, markeyite group
Specific gravity: 2.70
Hardness: 1½ to 2
Streak: White
Colour: Pale yellow–green
Lumineacence: Bright bluish white fluorescence with a 405 nm laser
Environments

Sedimentary environments
Hydrothermal environments

Natromarkeyite is a relatively new mineral, approved in 2019 and to date (May 2022) reported only from the type locality.

Localities

At the type locality, the Markey Mine, Red Canyon Mining District, San Juan County, Utah, USA, natromarkeyite and pseudomarkeyite were found as secondary phases on bitumen (asphaltum). Natromarkeyite occurred as pale yellow-green untwinned blades and tablets to 0.2 mm (MM 84.5.753-765).

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