A yellowish-green mineral of the autunite group, found as an alteration product of uranium ores.
Uranospinite is a hydrated calcium uranyl arsenate, Ca(UO₂)(AsO₄)₂·10H₂O. Crystal system: tetragonal.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Academy: a monthly record of literature, learning, science, and art. From urano- + ancient Greek σπίνος chaffinch + -ite, after German Uranospinit, so called on account of its colour.