|a yellowish fluorescent radioactive mineral consisting of a hydrated calcium uranium phosphate in tetragonal crystalline form. It is found in uranium ores. Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2.10--12H2O|
|[C19: named after Autun in France, one of the places where it was found, + |
phosphate mineral, hydrated calcium and uranium phosphate [Ca(UO2)2 (PO4)210-12H2O], that is an ore of uranium. It forms translucent to transparent, yellow to pale-green crystals, scaly masses, or crusts in hydrothermal veins and pegmatites, where it occurs as an alteration product of uraninite. It has been found in Cornwall, Eng.; Katanga, Congo (Kinshasa); and the northwestern United States. For detailed physical properties, see phosphate mineral (table)
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