New Uranium Mineral Named for USGS Scientist

July 14, 2018@7:18 PM TFP Editor 0

USGS field and laboratory studies led to just such a discovery, approved and  announced by the International Mineralogical Association – Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification with the naming of a newly discovered mineral, “finchite.” Finchite is a greenish-yellow uranium mineral that has been named after long-time USGS uranium geologist Warren Finch. A sample of finchite, a newly discovered uranium mineral. Finchite is the yellow material on the surface of the rock. Finchite is found in the late Pleistocene sediments deposited during the Illinoian glacial [Read More]