Mindat Logo

Compreignacite

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.



Formula:
K
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 7H
 
2
O
System:Orthorhombic
This page provides mineralogical data about Compreignacite.

Classification of Compreignacite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/H.03-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.GB.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
G : Uranyl Hydroxides
B : With additional cations (K, Ca, Ba, Pb, etc.); with mainly UO2(O,OH)5 pentagonal polyhedra
Dana 8th edition ID:5.7.1.1

5 : OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
7 : AX6O19·xH2O
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.16.8

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
16 : Oxides of U
mindat.org URL:http://www.mindat.org/min-1117.html
Please feel free to link to this page.

Type Occurrence of Compreignacite

Type Locality:Margnac Mine, Compreignac, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France
Year of Discovery:1964

Crystallography of Compreignacite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 7.16Å, b = 12.14Å, c = 14.88Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.59 : 1 : 1.226
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,293.41 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Compreignacite

Type:Biaxial (-)
Dispersion:r > v medium

Chemical Properties of Compreignacite

Formula:
K
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 7H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:K2(UO2)6O4(OH)6·7H2O
Essential elements:H, K, O, U
All elements listed in formula:H, K, O, U

Relationship of Compreignacite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.GB.05Agrinierite
K
 
2
(Ca,Sr)(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
·5H
 
2
O
4.GB.05Rameauite
K
 
2
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
6
(OH)
 
16
· H
 
2
O
4.GB.10Becquerelite
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 8H
 
2
O
4.GB.10Billietite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 4-8H
 
2
O
4.GB.10Protasite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
4.GB.15Richetite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
4
O
 
5
· 4H
 
2
O
4.GB.20Bauranoite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 1-2H
 
2
O
4.GB.20Calciouranoite
(Ca,Ba,Pb)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 5H
 
2
O
4.GB.20Metacalciouranoite
(Ca,Ba,Pb,K
 
2
)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
4.GB.25Fourmarierite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
4
O
 
3
(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
4.GB.30Wölsendorfite
(Pb,Ca)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
4.GB.35Masuyite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
4.GB.40Metavandendriesscheite
PbU
 
7
O
 
22
· nH
 
2
O n < 12
4.GB.40Vandendriesscheite
PbU
 
7
O
 
22
· 12H
 
2
O
4.GB.45Vandenbrandeite
Cu(UO
 
2
)(OH)
 
4
4.GB.50Sayrite
Pb
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
4.GB.55Curite
Pb
 
3
(UO
 
2
)
 
8
O
 
8
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
4.GB.60Iriginite
(UO
 
2
)Mo
 
2
O
 
7
· 3H
 
2
O
4.GB.65Uranosphaerite
Bi(UO
 
2
)O
 
2
(OH)
4.GB.70Holfertite
Ca
 
x
U
6+
2-x
Ti(O
 
8-x
OH
 
4x
) · 3H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.16.1Uraninite
UO
 
2
7.16.2Schoepite
(UO
 
2
)
 
8
O
 
2
(OH)
 
12
· 12H
 
2
O
7.16.3Paraschoepite
UO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
7.16.4Metaschoepite
UO
 
3
· 1-2H
 
2
O
7.16.5Metastudtite
UO
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
7.16.6Studtite
[(UO
 
2
)(O
 
2
)(H
 
2
O)
 
2
] · H
 
2
O
7.16.7Ianthinite
U
4+
 
(UO
 
2
)
 
5
O
 
7
· 10H
 
2
O
7.16.9Vandenbrandeite
Cu(UO
 
2
)(OH)
 
4
7.16.10Roubaultite
Cu
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(OH)
 
10
· 5H
 
2
O
7.16.11Becquerelite
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 8H
 
2
O
7.16.12Rameauite
K
 
2
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
6
(OH)
 
16
· H
 
2
O
7.16.13Agrinierite
K
 
2
(Ca,Sr)(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
·5H
 
2
O
7.16.14Protasite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
7.16.15Billietite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 4-8H
 
2
O
7.16.16Bauranoite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 1-2H
 
2
O
7.16.17Metacalciouranoite
(Ca,Ba,Pb,K
 
2
)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
7.16.18Calciouranoite
(Ca,Ba,Pb)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 5H
 
2
O
7.16.19Orthobrannerite
U
4+
 
U
6+
 
Ti
 
4
O
 
12
(OH)
 
2
7.16.20Thorutite
(Th,U,Ca)Ti
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
7.16.21Davidite-(La)
(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)
 
20
(O,OH)
 
38
7.16.22Davidite-(Ce)
(Ce,La)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)
 
20
(O,OH)
 
38
7.16.23Brannerite
(U
4+
 
,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe
3+
 
,Nb)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
7.16.24Fourmarierite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
4
O
 
3
(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
7.16.25Richetite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
4
O
 
5
· 4H
 
2
O
7.16.26Curite
Pb
 
3
(UO
 
2
)
 
8
O
 
8
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
7.16.27Masuyite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
7.16.28Vandendriesscheite
PbU
 
7
O
 
22
· 12H
 
2
O
7.16.29Metavandendriesscheite
PbU
 
7
O
 
22
· nH
 
2
O n < 12
7.16.30Sayrite
Pb
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
7.16.31Wölsendorfite
(Pb,Ca)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
7.16.32Clarkeite
(Na,Ca,Pb)(UO
 
2
)O(OH) · 0-1H
 
2
O
7.16.33Uranosphaerite
Bi(UO
 
2
)O
 
2
(OH)

Other Names for Compreignacite

Synonyms:
IMA1964-026
Other Languages:
German:Compreignacit
Russian:Компреньясит
Spanish:Compreignacita

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 Compreignacite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist: 50: 807.

Burns, P.C. (1998), The structure of compreignacite, K2[(UO2)3O2(OH)3]2(H2O)7: Canadian Mineralogist: 36: 1061-1067.

Hill, F.C. and Burns, P.C. (1999) Structure of a synthetic Cs uranyl oxide hydrate and its relationship to compreignacite. Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1283-1288.

Burns, P.C. (2005) U 6+ minerals and inorganic compounds: insights into an expanded structural hierarchy of crystal structures. Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1839-1894.

Internet Links for Compreignacite

Search Engines:
  • Look for Compreignacite on Google
  • Look for Compreignacite images on Google
  • External Links:
  • Look for Compreignacite on Webmineral
  • Look for Compreignacite on Athena Mineralogy
  • Look for Compreignacite on Mineralien Atlas
  • Raman and XRD data at RRUFF project
  • American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database
  • Compreignacite details from Handbook of Mineralogy (PDF)
  • Mineral Dealers:
  • Buy RARE Minerals from Rocks of Africa
  • The Arkenstone - Fine Minerals
  • Fine and rare minerals from mintreasure.com
  • Buy from David K Joyce minerals
  • rare and unusual minerals mainly crystallized
  • Lapis Mineral Magazin
  • SpiriferMinerals.com - high quality low prices
  • Buy from McDougall Minerals
  • Buy minerals from YourMineralCollection
  • Fabre Minerals - search for Compreignacite specimens
  • Search for Compreignacite on Well-Arranged Molecules
  • Compreignacite specimens for sale - minfind.com
  • Localities for Compreignacite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (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.
    Australia
     
    • Tasmania
      • Rossarden district
    Bottrill (unpub)
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Central Bohemia Region
    Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
          • Březové Hory ore region (Birkenberg)
            • Březové Hory deposit
    Plasil (2005)
      • Karlovy Vary Region
    Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
    Plašil J, Sejkora J, Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Beran P, Goliáš V (2006): Supergene minerals in the Horní Slavkov uranium ore district, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 149-158. ; Sejkora, J. & Plasil, J. (2009): Mineralien aus dem Uranrevier Horni Slavkov. Lapis 34 (7-8), 63-67; 70 (in German).
        • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
          • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
    Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
              • Rovnost Mine (Werner Mine)
    Jakub Plášil, Jiří Sejkora, Radek Škoda, Pavel Škácha (2014): The recent weathering of uraninite from the Červená vein, Jáchymov (Czech Republic): a fingerprint of the primary mineralization geochemistry onto the alteration association. Journal of Geosciences, 59, 223-253.
              • Svornost Mine (Einigkeit Mine)
    Jiří Sejkora, Jakub Plášil & Bohuslav Bureš (2013): Neobvyklá asociaci supergenních minerálů uranu ze žíly Jan Evangelista, Jáchymov (Česká republika). [Unusual association of supergene uranium minerals from the Jan Evangelista vein, Jáchymov (Czech Republic)]. Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha) 21, 143-156
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Vysočina Region
        • Nové Město na Moravě
    Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
    France
     
    • Limousin
      • Haute-Vienne
        • Compreignac
    Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1964) 87, 365-371
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Menzenschwand
    Lapis 21(12), 45 (1996)
    • Thuringia
      • Gera
        • Ronneburg U deposit
    T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
    Italy
     
    • Lombardy
      • Sondrio Province
        • Valchiavenna
          • Novate Mezzola
            • Codera Valley
    Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
    Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
    • Sardinia
      • Cagliari Province
        • Capoterra
    Olmi F., Sabelli C., Senesi F., Stara P., 2002. La mineralizzazione uranifera di Arcu su Linnarbu. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 148-169.
    Spain
     
    • Catalonia
      • Lleida (Lérida)
        • El Pallars Jussà
          • La Vall Fosca
            • La Torre de Cabdella (La Torre de Capdella)
              • Castell-estaó
    MTI Mineralogía Topográfica Ibérica, 2009
    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Le Trient Valley
        • Finhaut
          • Emosson
    Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
          • Giétroz
    Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
        • Les Marécottes
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 120. N. Meisser, XRD, February 2009.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • St Just District
          • St Just
            • Botallack
    Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
    Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
            • Pendeen
    P Haas
    USA
     
    • Colorado
      • Saguache Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton Co.
        • Groton
    Nashua Min. Soc. Disp. Cat., 1995
    • Utah
      • Emery Co.
        • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
          • Delta
    Min News 14:7 p1
      • San Juan Co.
        • White Canyon District
          • White Canyon
    Min News 16:1 p1
    Mineral and/or Locality  
    Search Google  
    Copyright © Jolyon Ralph and Ida Chau 1993-2014. Site Map. Locality, mineral & photograph data are the copyright of the individuals who submitted them. Site hosted & developed by Jolyon Ralph. Mindat.org is an online information resource dedicated to providing free mineralogical information to all. Mindat relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters. Mindat does not offer minerals for sale. If you would like to add information to improve the quality of our database, then click here to register.
    Current server date and time: November 4, 2014 21:29:51
    Mineral and Locality Search
    Mineral:
    and/or Locality:
    Options
    Fade toolbar when not in focusFix toolbar to bottom of page
    Hide Social Media Links
    Slideshow frame delay seconds