Mineral Information and Data:

Vandenbrandeite  
CuUO2(OH)4 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Pierre van den Brande (1896-1957), Belgian geologist who discovered the ore deposit at Kalongwe, Zaire.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1932) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
05.03.02.01  
  (05) Oxides Containing Uranium and Thorium
  (05.03) with a cation charge of 8+ (AO4) and hydrated
  (05.03.02)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
04.GB.45
  (04) Oxides and Hydroxides
  (04.G) Uranyl Hydroxides
  (04.GB) With additional cations (K, Ca, Ba, Pb, etc.); with mainly UO2(O,OH)5 pentagonal polyhedra
  
Crystal system: Triclinic System
Point group (H-M): 1 — pinacoidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: Radioactive.

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