Carnotite is a radioactive mineral often found in sandstone crusts and sedimentary rocks. It is bright green to yellow in color and fluoresces under ultraviolet light. This specimen is bright yellow and was found in Montrose County, Colorado. It was donated by the U.S. National Museum of Natural History.
Formula: K2(UO2)2 (VO4)2·3H2O
Calcium, Barium, Magnesium, Iron, and Sodium.
1 1/4 in." h 2 1/2 in." w
Gift Of U. S. National Museum of Natural History
Science Tuesday: Creepy Chemistry
(October 2017)Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day on Tuesdays at the Museum and include a variety of activities and interactive displays.
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