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Torbernite

Torbernite is a radioactive, hydrated green copper uranyl phosphate mineral, found in granites and other uranium-bearing deposits as a secondary mineral. Torbernite is isostructural with the related uranium mineral, autunite. Torbernite name derives from the Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman.The structure of torbernite is composed of phosphate tetrahedrons linked to uranium-oxygen groups that form distorted octahedrons.Torbernite can lose water and convert to a different mineral called meta-torbernite of the meta-autunite/meta-torbernite group of minerals.

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