Andersonite and Bayleyite on Matrix
Baleyite Formula: Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Andersonite Formula: Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3·6H2O
Locality: Ambrosia Lake, Mining District, New Mexico, USA
This is an antique specimen that appears to have been labeled before the first mention of Andersonite in 1948. The vivid blue fluorescence of the Andersonite overshadows the pale yellow-green Bayleyite fluorescence. The differences in the fluorescence between Bayleyite and Andersonite can be observed in the main picture.
This specimen was stabilized with Paraloid B-72, a commonly used conservation material in the field of mineral preservation, providing excellent protective qualities for stabilization and long-term conservation. The stabilization process results in a specimen that won’t disintegrate over time like these minerals are notorious for.
Shipped only with USPS Parcel Select Ground (2-8 days), wrapped in plastic, lead foil and bubble wrap in a box big enough to bring the parcel surface activity below the 0.5mR/hr shipping limit.
The buyer must assume responsibility for this item and use it according to its intended purpose. Keep this away from children and store it at least five feet away from anywhere anyone spends a lot of time.
A small UV light source is included with the purchase.
This item will conform to the USPS, NRC and UN shipping restrictions.
Geiger counter not included.
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