First Occurrence of Vanmeersscheite in New York (07.01.2012)

Vanmeersscheite - U(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6*4H2O - was found at Bedford, Westchester County (NYSM 22206). The specimen collected in 1937 was labeled as "unidentified uranium mineral from Bedford Hills". The uranium phosphate occurs as clusters of canary yellow flattened on {010} and elongated along [001] radiating crystals.

This is the first occurrence of this mineral in New York and the third in the United States after Coconino County, Arizona and Newry, Oxford County, Maine.

 


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