Name:

carnotite

A photo of the mineral carnotite

Class:

Phosphates/Arsenates/Vanadates

Chemistry:

K2 (UO2)2 V2O8 3 H2O

Color(s):

yellow, yellow-brown, greenish-yellow streak: light yellow

Hardness:

2.0

SpecGrav:

2.7 - 4.6

Fracture:

uneven

Cleavage:

perfect

Crystal:

Monoclinic - prismatic, often as a fine dispersion over a host rock. Crust like aggregates over a matrix.

Envronment:

a secondary uranium ore that occurs mainly in sandstone deposits.

Association:

Locals:

| Co., N.M., Ut., Az., USA |

Misc:

Named after a French chemist;M. A. Carnot

Photos
& Locals:

1.) Apache Co., Arizona
2.) Apache Co., Arizona

3.) Apache Co., Arizona

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