Torbernite in Matrix
Approximate Weight: 46g
Locality: Unnamed lead mine in Guangxi Provence, China
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Torbernite, AKA Copper Uranium Mica, is a radioactive mineral with the formula Cu(UO₂)₂(PO₄)₂·10-12H₂O, belonging to the uraninite group typically occurring as bright green, tabular crystals or as fine-grained masses. Torbernite gets its vibrant color from both its high uranium and copper contents giving it a distinctive appearance and unique crystal structure.
This specimen was stabilized with Paraloid B-72, a commonly used conservation material in the field of mineral preservation, providing excellent protective qualities for long-term conservation. The stabilization process infused the specimen with an acrylic polymer resulting in a more rigid specimen that won’t break, or disintegrate under normal circumstances over time.
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.
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