rutherfordine


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rutherfordine

[′rəth·ər·fər‚dēn]
(mineralogy)
(UO2)(CO3) A yellow mineral composed of uranyl carbonate, occurring as masses of fibers.
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A few specimens of rutherfordine were found in 1986 in the dump near the entrance to the mine.
Comblainite, an oxycarbonate of nickel and cobalt, has been found in the uraniferous Shinkolobwe deposit in association with heterogenite-3R and secondary cobalt minerals such as rutherfordine, becquerelite and masuyite.
Some of the localities listed are: La Verriere and Cap Garonne (rare lead, copper and arsenate secondaries such as cornubite, parnauite, arthurite, perroudite and even capgaronnite); Trimouns (nicely crystallized rare earth minerals); Lodeve (many rare uranium minerals including liebigite, rutherfordine.