torbernite


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tor·bern·ite

 (tôr′bər-nīt′)
n.
A green radioactive mineral that is a hydrous crystalline phosphate of uranium and copper.

[After Torbern Olof Bergman (1735-1784), Swedish chemist.]

torbernite

(ˈtɔːbəˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a green secondary mineral consisting of hydrated copper uranium phosphate in the form of square platelike crystals. Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2.12H2O
[C19: named after Torbern O. Bergman (1735–84), Swedish chemist; see -ite1]
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During this time it was determined that torbernite, a secondary uranium copper phosphate mineral developed along fracture faces, was the dominant uranium mineral present.
This enrichment seems to be associated with the mineral torbernite, a hydrated copper uranyl phosphate.
During the time it was determined that torbernite, a secondary uranium copper phosphate mineral developed along fracture faces, was the dominant uranium mineral present.