Mineral Information and Data:

Blatonite  
UO2CO3 • H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Dr. Norbert Blaton (1945-), crystallographer at the University of Leuven, Belgium, a specialist on the crystal structure of uranium minerals.

IMA status : Approved Species 1968 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
15.01.08.02  
  (15) Hydrated Carbonates
  (15.01) where A+ (XO3) · x(H2O)
  (15.01.08) Joliotite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
05.EB.10
  (05) Carbonates and Nitrates
  (05.E) Uranyl Carbonates
  (05.EB) UO2:CO3 = 1:1
  
Crystal system:  
Point group (H-M):
  
  
  
Other Properties: Radioactive.
Comments: Radioactive

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