Tyuyamunite Crystals on Matrix – Qinglong Guizhou, China


Tyuyamunite Crystals on Matrix - Qinglong Guizhou, China
Tyuyamunite Crystals on Matrix – Qinglong Guizhou, China

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Tyuyamunite on Matrix from China


Weight: 60g

Locality: Qinglong Guizhou, China

Formula:(Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

Tyuyamunite (tuh-YOO-ya-moon-ite) is a rare uranium mineral, belonging to the carnotite group. It exhibits a bright canary-yellow color due to its high uranium content, making it radioactive. Discovered by Konstantin Avtonomovich Nenadkevich in 1912, it was named after its type locality, Tyuya-Muyun, in the Fergana Valley, Kyrgyzstan. As a hydrous mineral, it contains water, but when exposed to the atmosphere, it loses its water and transforms into a different mineral called metatyuyamunite.

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 more rigid specimen that won’t break easily, flake or fall apart over time.

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 three feet from anywhere anyone spends a lot of time.

This listing meets the requirements of NRC 10 CFR 40.22

It also meets U.S.P.S domestic shipping requirements for exempt limited quantities of class 7 materials according to –347.22 “are eligible under 49 CFR to be shipped as excepted packages for limited quantities” and –Exhibit 347.22 Activity Limits– and also –173.435– Table of A1 and A2 values

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