Mineral Information and Data:

Sharpite  
Ca(UO2)6(CO3)5(OH)4 • 6H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for R. R. Sharp (1881-1956), English engineer, prospector, and soldier, who discovered the Shikolobwe uranium deposit in 1915.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1938) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
16b.07.10.01  
  (16b) Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.07)
  (16b.07.10)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
05.EA.35
  (05) Carbonates and Nitrates
  (05.E) Uranyl Carbonates
  (05.EA) UO2:CO3 > 1:1
  
Crystal system:  
Point group (H-M):
  
  
  
Other Properties: Radioactive.
Comments: Radioactive.

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