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Wyartite Ca3U(UO2)6(CO3)2(OH)18 ·3-5(H2O) is a uranium bearing mineral named after Jean Wyart (1902-1992), mineralogist at the Sorbonne, Paris. Greenish black, black, black violet in color, translucent to opaque orthorhombic crystals presentantion. A hardness of 3 - 4 Mohs. Its other names are Ianthinite (of Bignand), Wyartit and Wyartita. It belongs to the uranium carbonate group of minerals. It is found next to rutherfordine in Shinkolobwe, Shaba, Zaire.
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