Studtite on Uranophane
Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Type Locality)
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm
A small but extremely rich specimen of Uraninite covered with powdery, microcrystalline yellow Uranophane. On the Uranophane one can see a few straw yellow Studtite crystal clusters up to 4 mm in size. Shinkolobwe is the Type Locality for Studtite, a mine closed since decades. Valid, photogenic studtites are NOT common and so this is an extremely rare chance to own one for a good price range, that is something visibly interesting.