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Natrozippeite-Uranopilite in Uraninite-rich matrix from Jackpile Mine, Cibola County, New Mexico

 
Natrozippeite-Uranopilite in Uraninite-rich matrix from Jackpile Mine, Cibola County, New Mexico

Natrozippeite-Uranopilite in Uraninite-rich matrix from Jackpile Mine, Cibola County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 59524
Mineral:Natrozippeite-Uranopilite in Uraninite-rich matrix
Locality:Jackpile Mine, Cibola County, New Mexico
Description:Uraninite-rich brown-black matrix with vivid yellow microcrystals of a mineral originally labeled as zippeite, but tests indicate the lack of potassium, suggesting it may be uranopilite or the sodium-dominant end member natrozippeite Ex. Tom Massis, co-author of The Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico in Mineralogical Record v.30#5. Radioactive
Overall Size:13x7x4.5 cm
Crystals:micro
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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