Cuprosklodowskite, Vandenbrandeite
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Western area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 6.7 x 2.8 cm
A representative species specimen of cuproskodowskite Cu[(UO2) (SiO2OH) ]2 - 6(H2O) and fellow uranium mineral vandenbrandeite Cu(UO2) (OH) 4 from the Musonoi Mine. The Bob Byers label accompanying this piece shows it to have been mined in the 60s, and that he acquired it from Bill Pinch.