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by Vaughn Aubuchon

Below, I present a summary of the some common types of uranium ore.
I am not a geologist. Some data may be incorrect.
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    Uranium Ore Summary - common types of radioactive ore
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Selected Uranium Minerals Table
(This is but a small summary of uranium minerals.
For the BIG list, be sure and visit
Uranium Minerals)

Mineral Name
MW
mR/
hour
% Uran.

Color

Chemical Formula
Best Sources/ Facts

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Simple Oxides

Uraninite

Uraninite
Grand Canyon, AZ
270
1.98
88 %

Brownish black

Grayish black

UO2
Uranium oxide, found in pegmatites

Grafton, NH
Mitchell County, NC

Pitchblende
(uraninite)

Pitchblende
Lisbon Valley, UT
na
na
88 %

Black

UO2
Uranium oxide, found in veins

Great Bear Lake, NWT, Canada
Colorado

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Multiple Oxides

Samarskite

Samarskite

Jefferson Co, CO

300
0.40
16 %

Black, Brown

(Y, Ce, U, Fe)3(Nb, Ta, Ti)5O16
Complex mixture of rare earth elements

Urals, Norway, Sweden, Brazil, North Carolina

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Phosphates

Phosphuranylite


xxx
2614
1.54
64 %

Yellow

KCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Hydrous calcium uranium phosphate

Spruce Pine, NC
Grafton, NH

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Uranates

Autunite

Autunite
Spokane, WA
986
1.23
48 %

Greenish yellow

Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 . 10-12H2O
Hydrous calcium uranium phosphate

Becquerelite


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1970
1.72
72 %

Yellow

Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Calcium uranate

Carnotite


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902
1.29
53 %

Yellow

K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 1-3H2O
Hydrous potassium uranium vanadate

Curite


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3006
1.44
63 %

Yellow, Red-Orange

Pb3 + x(H2O)2[(UO2)4 + x(OH)3-x]2
Lead uranate

Torbernite Torbernite

Kolwezi, Congo
992
1.22
48 %

Dark emerald green

Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Hydrous copper uranium phosphate

Tyuyamunite


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918
1.29
52 %

Yellow

Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

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Silicates

Uranophane

Uranophane
Amboy, CA
586
1.06
41 %

Yellow

Ca(UO2)2Si2O7 · 6H2O
Hydrated calcium uranium silicate

New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Utah, New Mexico
Finest specimens: Shinkolobwe, Zaire, Africa

Soddyite

668
1.69
71 %

Yellow

(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Hydrous uranium silicate

Cuprosklodowskite

Cuprosklodowskite
Katanga, Congo
862
1.36
55 %

Light emerald green

Cu(UO2)2Si2O7 . 6H2O

Boltwoodite

Boltwoodite
Namibia
429
1.37

55 %

Bright yellow

K2(UO2)2(SiO3)2(OH)2 . 3H2O

Hydrated potassium uranyl silicate hydroxide

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Combination Oxides, Silicates and Hydrates

Gummite


xxx
na

Varies

Varies

Reddish yellow

Uranium oxides, plus water

Grafton, NH
Mitchell County, NC

130

40

40

40

50

340 - 640



DISCLAIMER
All photos are from items sold on eBay.

The author knows very little about nuclear radiation.
Although the author has tried to be as accurate as possible, errors are possible.

I could not find a uranium ore summary like the above. So, I made this uranium ore description summary chart, to help myself understand the rock sources. I hope that it helps you.

I am an electronics engineer by trade, who knows little about geology. Please verify all data above.

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