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The chemical formula of mineral Schrockingerite is indicated by NaCa3UO2SO4(CO3)3F – 10H2O or Hydrated Sodium Calcium Uranyl Sulfate Carbonate Fluoride. Schrockingerite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Schrockingerite is considered as a very significant source of Uranium and it is usually used as a mineral specimen. Schrockingerite is also found showing nice and interesting microscope image when closely evaluated with the aid of polarized microscopes. Schrockingerite is one the few uranyl carbonate minerals that is found in the mineral markets. Schrockingerite commonly forms as a secondary mineral and it is also found in cave and mine walls.

 

            Schrockingerite is most commonly found yellow green in color that appears more fascinating and splendidly exhibited when viewed with the aid of polarized microscopes used in the field of optical mineralogy. Schrockingerite is usually found exhibiting vitreous to pearly luster when viewed in reflected light of petrographic polarizing microscopes for mineralogists. Most crystals of mineral Schrockingerite are found transparent to translucent in appearance. Schrockingerite is known to crystallize in the triclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, this triclinic crystal system commonly comprises crystals having three axes, of which all are unequal in length and are positioned oblique to one another. The crystal habit of mineral Schrockingerite as described in the field of optical mineralogy usually include pseudohexagonal platy crystals and encrustrations that can be noticed more clearly when specimen is viewed with the aid of polarized microscopes for mineralogists.

 

            Schrockingerite is most found showing perfect cleavage in one direction that can be found more clearly visible when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing microscopes for mineralogists. The hardness measure of mineral Schrockingerite when it is evaluated using the Mohs scale method is usually 2.5. Schrockingerite is most commonly found leaving a slightly off-white streak when specimen sample is rubbed on a white porcelain streak plate. The specific gravity measure of mineral Schrockingerite is usually found ranging 2.5 to 2.6, which is slightly below average for a translucent mineral. Some specimens of mineral Schrockingerite are found fluorescent in appearance. Schrockingerite is usually found associated with other interesting minerals including gypsum, clays, andersonite, and other secondary minerals. The best field indicators of mineral Schrockingerite usually include locality, crystal habit, associations, color and fluorescence. Schrockingerite notably occurs at several localities including Czech Republic, as well as some areas in Argentina and USA.



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The Carbonates and Borates Mineral Class
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