Cochise College          Photos of Minerals

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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

                                  copyright 2006-R.Weller

Mineral Information on:

Chemical Group:  uranate/vanadate

Chemical Formula:   

Color:  bright yellow to lemon yellow

Luster: dull or earthy                                                                        


Hardness:                 Specific Gravity:  4 to 5                

Cleavage:  one direction


Crystal Forms and Habits:  Monoclinic system
    Carnotite most commonly occurs as a powdery coating.

Mineral Associations:

Identifying Characteristics: bright yellow color and radioactive

Uses:  uranium ore


Toxicity:      when-swallowed- high       when inhaled- very high

Additional Information: