Mineral Information and Data:

Becquerelite  
Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 • 8H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852-1908), who discovered radioactivity in 1896.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1922) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
05.07.01.02  
  (05) Oxides Containing Uranium and Thorium
  (05.07) with alkaline or hydrated hydroxide components
  (05.07.01)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
04.GB.10
  (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: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mm2 — pyramidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: Radioactive.

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