Definition of tyuyamunite in English:


Line breaks: tyuya¦mun|ite
Pronunciation: /ˌtjuːjəˈmuːnʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • A yellowish earthy mineral which is an ore of uranium. It consists of a hydrated vanadate of calcium and uranium.
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    • When it is exposed to weathering, a thin yellow-green coating of carnotite or tyuyamunite may form on its surface.
    • The bright-yellow mineral tyuyamunite is one of the most common uranium ore minerals.
    • They are associated with tyuyamunite in Turkistan and with autunite at Bukhova, Bulgaria, and at Mt. Painter, South Australia.


early 20th century: from Tyuya Muyun, the name of a Kyrgyz village, + -ite1.

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