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META-URANOCIRCITE

Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 - 6-8H2O
Hydrated Barium Uranyl Phosphate


Mclean Point U, Cu , Cumberland County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 5080390
 Easting 451920
Details:

 The occurrence is 5 km northeast of Pugwash along the coast of the Northumberland Strait at McLean Point.

References:
 NSMOD #E13-013 , NSDNR OPEN FILE MAP 90-13
Further Info:

 Uranium minerals are in Carboniferous, clastic sedimentary rocks. An arkosic sandstone at least 25 cm thick, is intermittently radioactive along carbonaceous bedding planes. Other radioactive sections display oxidized patches. The rock strikes east-northeast and dips between 15-45 north. The uranium minerals are of an oxide-sulphate-phosphate association and include bacquerelite, schoepite, clarkeite, zippeite, bassetite, metauranocircite, and davidite.

Other Minerals:
 becquerelite, schoepite, davidite, bassetite, zippeite, clarkeite, malachite




 

 Cleavage: perfect in one direction

 Colour: yellow to yellow-green

 Fracture: uneven

 Hardness: 2 - 2.5

 Luster: vitreous or pearly to dull

 Streak: pale yellow

 Possible Useage: minor uranium ore, mineral specimen

 More Info: Mineral Gallery

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