Mineral Information and Data:

Francoisite-(Nd)  
Nd(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) • 6H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Armand Francois (1922-), former Director of Geology for Gecamine and the dominant neodymium content.

IMA status : Approved Species 1988 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
42.04.14.01  
  (42) Hydrated Phosphates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.04) where (AB)5 (XO4)2 Zq · x(H2O)
  (42.04.14) Francoisite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.EC.05
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.E) Uranyl Phosphates and Arsenates
  (08.EC) UO2:RO4 = 3:2
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  
Other Properties: Radioactive.
Comments: Radioactive.

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