Tyuyamunite on Matrix from USA
Locality: Ridenour Mine Prospect Canyon Mining District, Coconino County, Arizona
Formula:(Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
The specimen was treated with Paraloid B-72, a widely used conservation material in mineral preservation. This substance is renowned for its exceptional protective qualities, ensuring long-term stability and rigidity. As a result of this stabilization process, the specimen is now safeguarded from potential crystal shedding, a problem often associated with minerals like kasolite, especially during handling or shipping.
Tyuyamunite (tuh-YOO-ya-moon-ite) is a rare uranium mineral with the formula (Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O, 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.
Tyuyamunite forms through the weathering of uraninite, another uranium-bearing mineral. 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, with the formula Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2·3-5H2O.
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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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