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VIII - Nesosilicates

Name   Uranophane
Chemistry   CaH2[UO2|SiO4]2·5H2O
Hardness   2 - 2.5
Lustre   silky - dull
Colour   yellow
Streak   pale yellow 
Density [g/cm3]   3.8 - 3.9
Crystal habit   monoclinic, crystals small, acicular
Cleavage, Fracture   [100] perfect
other characteristics and occurrences   formation from uranitite (pitch blende) (UO2)

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