Carnotite Photos  
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2016-R.Weller

 
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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.

 

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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.