metatorbernite

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metatorbernite

[¦med·ə′tȯr·bər‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·8H2O A green secondary mineral composed of hydrous copper uranium phosphate; similar to torbernite, but with less water content.
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They are a rich medium green and opaque (presumably partly dehydrated to meta-torbernite), and they form dense clusters on the chalky white matrix, some druses of smaller crystals filling cast-cavities in the punky quartz.