Latest Autunite Stories

2008-06-26 12:03:04

Mega Uranium Ltd. (TSX: MGA) ("Mega") is pleased to report on progress in its ongoing investigation of the shallow uranium resource potential of the Laguna Salada tenements of its Patagonia Project in Chubut Province, Argentina - refer to the Mega news releases of September 4 2007 and December 5 2007. In the Guanaco prospect area, the exploration to date has included 182 shallow trenches and 11 drill holes (to 8-10 meters depth). Of the 145 trenches for which assay results have been...

Latest Autunite Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 12:11:56

Autonite (Hydrated Calcium Uranyl Phosphate) is a yellow - greenish fluorescent mineral with a Hardness of 2 - 2½. Due to the high content in uranium, it is radioactive and also used as uranium ore. If the mineral dries out, it converts to meta-autunite-I, which can turn into meta-autunite-II after heating. These two subsequent minerals are very rare in nature. For scientific studies it is recommended to store the mineral in a sealed container to minimize the water loss. Museums are known...

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Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.