Carnotite Photos  
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor    copyright 2016-R.Weller

Carnotite is radioactive!
Carnotite is a common ore of uranium.  It usually occurs as a thin powdery, bright
yellow coating on a rock surface.  The best way to confirm its identity is with a
Geiger counter since it is a uranium compound.  Carnotite is a hydrous, potassium
uranyl vanadate.

carnotite                                                                                                                                        5795
Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.                                                             
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.