Cochise College          Photos of Minerals

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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

                                  copyright 2010-R.Weller


Mineral Information on:

Chemical Group:

Chemical Formula:   
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2.8H2O     meta-torbernite is radioactive !

                                 (torbernite has 12 H20)

Color:  green  

Hardness:     2.5            Specific Gravity:   3.7 to 3.8               

Tenacity:  brittleCleavage:


Crystal Forms: platy crystals

Mineral Associations:

Identifying Characteristics:

Uses:  uranium ore


Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

Additional Information: