uranopilite


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uranopilite

[‚yu̇r·ə·nō′pī‚līt]
(mineralogy)
(UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10·12H2O A bright yellow, lemon yellow, or golden yellow, monoclinic mineral consisting of a hydrated basic sulfate of uranium; occurs as encrustations and masses.
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The primary uranium minerals are uraninite and coffinite but numerous secondary uranium minerals have been formed as a result of the weathering processes: yellow gummites, autunite, metaautunite, torbernite, saleeite, uranotyle, ianthinite and uranopilite (Arribas, 1975).