Mineral Information and Data:

Derriksite  
Cu4(UO2)(Se4+O3)2(OH)6 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Jean Marie Francois Joseph Derriks (1912-1993), Belgian geologist who studied the Shinkolobwe uranium deposit.

IMA status : Approved Species 1971 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
34.07.05.01  
  (34) Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
  (34.07)
  (34.07.05)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
04.JG.30
  (04) Oxides and Hydroxides
  (04.J) Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  (04.JG) Selenites with additional anions, without H2O
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mm2 — pyramidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: Radioactive.
Comments: Radioactive.

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