Definition for U'RAN-ITE


An ore or phosphate of uranium, called also uran-glimmer, and uran-mica. Streak paler than the color; color emerald-green, grass-green, leek-green, golden-yellow and lemon-yellow; transparent or subtranslucent. It contains phosphoric acid, oxyd of uranium, oxyd of copper, lime, and silicic acid. It occurs crystalized in rectangular prisms, in imperfect octahedrons, &c. Its structure is lamellar, and it yields to the knife. Cyc. Phillips. Uranite is found in primitive earths, in three states, crystalized, compact, and pulverulent. Lavoisier. Dict. Nat. Hist.

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