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Ferganite

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Formula:
U
 
3
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O ?
Name:After the reported locality at the Fergana Valley, Osh Oblast', Kyrgyzstan.


A hydrated uranium vanadate, probably identical to Tyuyamunite.

Originally reported from Fergana Valley, Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan.

Classification of Ferganite

IMA status:Not Approved
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Chemical Properties of Ferganite

Formula:
U
 
3
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O ?
Simplified for copy/paste:U3(VO4)2·6H2O ?
Essential elements:H, O, U, V
All elements listed in formula:H, O, U, V

Other Names for Ferganite

Synonyms:
Ferghanite
Other Languages:
German:Ferganit
Simplified Chinese:水钒铀矿
Spanish:Ferganita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Ferganite

Reference List:

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Antipov (1908) Gorniy Zhournal (Gornyi Zhurnal, St. Petersburg): 4: 259.

Antipov (1909) Jb. Min.: II: 38.

Nenadkevič (1912) Bulletin de Académy imperial de sciences, St. Pétersburg: 6: 945.

Hillebrand (1924) American Journal of Science: 8: 201.

Chirvinsky (1925) Mineralogical Magazine: 20: 294.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 1048.

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  • Localities for Ferganite

    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Kyrgyzstan
     
    • Osh Oblast
      • Alai Range (Alay Range)
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1048.
    New Zealand
     
    • South Island
      • Buller River
    Christie & Brathwaite, (2000) NZ Mineral Commodity Report 19 - Beryllium, Gallium, Lithium, Magnesium, Uranium and Zirconium
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