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RM594   Kamotoite-(Y)

Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo, Democratic Republic of

The kamotoite-(Y) are the intense yellow crystalline sprays, with individual flat-laying crystals to 5 mm. In the same sample we can observe probably a small vein of yellow to orange brilliant uranophane.Kamoto is the Type Locality for the species. A very rare uranium and ytrium mineral from Katanga.

Size: 4,4 x 2,0 x 1,8 cm.

Presents radioactive activity.