Meta-ankoleite, a potassium uranium phosphate hydrate mineral, occurs as a minute cluster of yellow crystals on a vein surface in franklinite-willemite ore from Sterling Hill. It is not known from Franklin. It was verified by Dr. Eugene Foord of the U. S. Geological Survey, using X-ray and chemical analytical methods; he reported some substitution of Ba for K in the material studied. This meta-ankoleite is fluorescent in ultraviolet, and the response color is green in shortwave (Bostwick, 1992). Meta-ankoleite is rare locally; it has not been studied by [Dunn]. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Ogdensburg
 Formula: K2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
 Essential Elements: Hydrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Uranium
 All Elements in Formula: Hydrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Uranium
 IMA Status: Approved 1963
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Green rare
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Meta-ankoleite

Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.674

The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 13Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Meta-ankoleite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Meta-ankoleite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 31, No. 2 - Fall 1990, pg. 3Notes from the Laboratory & Changes to the List of Species From Franklin and Sterling Hill, Pete J. Dunn, John L. Baum, Meta-ankoleite
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