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Tyuyamunite is a calcium uranium vanadate mineral. The mineral takes its name from its type locality, the Tyuya-Muyun deposit in Kyrgyzstan (Nenadkevich, 1912). Tyuyamunite is widespread in the Colorado Plateau Region, which includes the Ridenour mine (Wenrich et al. 1990). Tyuyamunite here covers a fracture surface of a sandstone matrix. This material occurs in very tight fractures; while mostly appearing yellow, some tyuyamunite is contacted. Tangeite appears on a parallel fracture plane on the opposite side of the piece. A good example of the material with well formed microcrystals.

From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020). Laskowski acquired this specimen from George Stevens in 2007; labels from Laskowski and George Stevens accompany the specimen.

Price: $250

Item code: MS1818

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