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VII - Vanadates
Crystal habit of Carnotite

Name   Carnotite
Chemistry   K2[(UO2)2|V2O8]·3H2O
Hardness   2 - 2.5
Lustre   silky
Colour   bright yellow
Streak   light yellow 
Density [g/cm3]   4.5
Crystal habit   monoclinic, crystals small and acicular
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] perfect, fracture uneven
other characteristics and occurrences   secondary mineral formed by impregnation of sandstones by meteoric waters, which dissolved uranium from primary deposits

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