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General Kasolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb(UO2)SiO4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 587.33 gm
   Uranium   40.53 %  U    45.98 % UO2
   Silicon    4.78 %  Si   10.23 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.34 %  H     3.07 % H2O
   Lead      35.28 %  Pb   38.00 % PbO
   Oxygen    19.07 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       97.28 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb(UO2)(SiO4)•(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
Help on Locality: Locality: Kasolo, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kasolite Say KASOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 1149
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  Kasolite

Comments: Golden yellow crystals of kasolite.
Location: Shinkolobwe mine, Tatara, Shaba, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

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  Kasolite

Comments: Bright yellow kasolite crystal "flowers" on matrix.
Location: Kambove, (Kakanda) Mine, Katanga District, Shaba (Katanga), Republic of the Congo, (Zaïre). Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
© Paul M. Schumacher

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  Sklodowskite   Kasolite

Comments: Greenish yellow, acicular sklodowskite crystals and yellow, bladed kasolite crystals.
Location: Kambove, (Kakanda) Mine, Katanga District, Shaba (Katanga), Republic of the Congo, (Zaïre). Scale: Picture size 1 cm.
© Paul M. Schumacher

Kasolite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.896:1:0.9572
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.31, b = 7.02, c = 6.72, Z = 4; beta = 104.7° V = 607.34 Den(Calc)= 6.42
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.92(1), 3.06(0.8), 4.21(0.6),
 

Physical Properties of Kasolite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect, {100} Good, {010} Good
Help on Color: Color: Green, Gray green, Yellow, Yellow brown, Reddish orange.
Help on Density: Density: 5.96 - 6.5, Average = 6.23
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Radioactive.
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous - Greasy
Help on Streak: Streak: light brownish yellow
 

Optical Properties of Kasolite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.147 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.114 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1428,KPDmeas= 0.1471,KC= 0.1282
Ncalc = 1.76 - 1.83
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.89, b=1.91, g=1.95, bire=0.0600, 2V(Calc)=72, 2V(Meas)=43.
 

Calculated Properties of Kasolite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.38 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kasolite =6.42 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKasolite =1,744.32 barns/electron
U=PEKasolite x relectron=9,380.97 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 2,893,809.61 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Kasolite per GRapi unit = 345.57 (PPB)

Kasolite is Radioactive as defined in 49 CFR 173.403. Greater than 70 Bq / gram.

Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 10 cm box) 10.51 ± 2.63 grams of pure Kasolite .
Estimated Maximum U.S. Postal Shipping Size (10 mRem/hr limit, Unshielded 100 cm box) 1051.1 ±262.77 grams of pure Kasolite .

Estimated Radioactivity from Kasolite - very strong
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 6.68 cm 72,544,323 1.96E-03 2,893,809.61 951.39
100 gm / 3.10 cm 7,254,432 1.96E-04 289,380.96 95.14
10 gm / 1.44 cm 725,443 1.96E-05 28,938.10 9.51
1 gm / 6.68 mm 72,544 1.96E-06 2,893.81 0.95
0.1 gm / 3.10 mm 7,254 1.96E-07 289.38 0.10
0.01 gm / 1.44 mm 725 1.96E-08 28.94 0.01
0.001 gm / 0.67 mm 73 1.96E-09 2.89 0.00

Weight of pure Kasolite in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 6.42 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem
 

Kasolite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 53.03.01.01 (53)Nesosilicate Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations
  (53.03)with (UO2)
  (53.03.01)Uranophane group
 
53.03.01.01 Kasolite Pb(UO2)SiO4•(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
 
53.03.01.02 Uranophane Ca(UO2)2SiO3(OH)2•5(H2O) P 21 2
 
53.03.01.03 Sklodowskite (H3O)2Mg(UO2)2(SiO4)2•4(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
 
53.03.01.04 Cuprosklodowskite Cu[(UO2)(SiO2OH)]2•6(H2O) P1 1
 
53.03.01.05 Boltwoodite HK(UO2)(SiO4)•1.5(H2O) P 21 2
 
53.03.01.06 Natroboltwoodite (H3O)(Na,K)(UO2)SiO4•(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2
 
53.03.01.07 Oursinite (Co,Mg)(H3O)2[(UO2)SiO4]2•3(H2O) Aba2,Abam Ortho
 
53.03.01.08 Swamboite UH6(UO2)6(SiO4)6•30(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
 
53.03.01.09 Uranophane-beta Ca[(UO2)SiO3(OH)]2•(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.AK.15 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.A - Nesosilicates
  09.AK -Uranyl neso- and polysilicates
 
09.AK.15 Boltwoodite HK(UO2)(SiO4)•1.5(H2O) P 21 2
 
09.AK.15 Kasolite Pb(UO2)SiO4•(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
 
09.AK.15 Uranophane Ca(UO2)2SiO3(OH)2•5(H2O) P 21 2
 
09.AK.15 Natroboltwoodite (H3O)(Na,K)(UO2)SiO4•(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2
 

Other Kasolite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kasolite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - Philatelic Mineralogy
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
16 - Uranium Minerals
17 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Pb(UO2)SiO4•(H2O)
Dana No: 53.03.01.01 Strunz No: 09.AK.15
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