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Metamunirite

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Formula:
NaVO3
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Colourless
May from by dehydration of munirite.

Classification of Metamunirite

Approved
4.HD.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
D : Inovanadates
47.1.3.2

47 : VANADIUM OXYSALTS
1 : Normal Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts
21.1.1

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
1 : Vanadates of the alkalis and Cu
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Type Occurrence of Metamunirite

Year of Discovery:
1991

Physical Properties of Metamunirite

Colour:
Colourless

Crystallography of Metamunirite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.13Å, b = 3.64Å, c = 5.35Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.882 : 1 : 1.47
Unit Cell Volume:
V 275.17 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Metamunirite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.780 nβ = 1.800
2V:
Measured: 30° to 40°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 1.780
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v distinct

Chemical Properties of Metamunirite

Formula:
NaVO3
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Metamunirite to other Species

4.HD.05RossiteCa(V2O6) · 4H2O
4.HD.10MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
4.HD.15MuniriteNaVO3 · 1.9H2O
4.HD.25DickthomsseniteMg(V2O6) · 7H2O
4.HD.30AnsermetiteMn2+(V2O6) · 4H2O
21.1.2MuniriteNaVO3 · 1.9H2O
21.1.3Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
21.1.4Bannermanite(Na,K)0.7V4+0.7V5+5.3O15
21.1.5HowardevansiteNaCuFe2(VO4)3
21.1.6HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
21.1.7Blossiteα-Cu2(V2O7)
21.1.8Ziesiteβ-Cu2(V2O7)
21.1.9StoiberiteCu5(VO4)2O2
21.1.10McbirneyiteCu3(VO4)2
21.1.11FingeriteCu11(VO4)6O2
21.1.12VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
21.1.13TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
21.1.14VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
21.1.15LyonsiteCu3Fe4(VO4)6

Other Names for Metamunirite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:钒钠矿
Spanish:Metamunirita

Other Information

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

References for Metamunirite

Reference List:
Mineralogical Magazine (1991): 55: 509-513.

Acta Crystallographica: B40: 102-105.

Internet Links for Metamunirite

Localities for Metamunirite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
China
 
  • Zhejiang Province
    • Hangzhou Prefecture
      • Jiande Co.
http://www.mining120.com/html/1306/20130608_35691.asp
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Lleida (Lérida)
      • El Pallars Jussà
        • La Vall Fosca
          • La Torre de Cabdella (La Torre de Capdella)
            • Castell-estaó
Joan Abella i Creus and Joan Viñals i Olià (2012) NUEVOS MINERALES DE LA “MINA EUREKA”: METAMUNIRITA, SCHRÖCKINGERITA, BOLTWOODITA Y GORDAITA, CASTELL-ESTAÓ, LA TORRE DE CABDELLA, LLEIDA, ESPAÑA. - http://mineralsabella.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/nuevos-minerales-de-la-mina-eureka.html
USA
 
  • California
    • Madera Co.
      • Agnew Meadows
        • Olaine Lake
Gunnar Farber
  • Colorado
    • Montrose Co.
      • Bull Canyon District
Anthony R. Kampf, John M. Hughes, Joe Marty, Barbara P. Nash, Yu-Sheng Chen, and Ian M. Steele (2014) Bluestreakite, K4Mg2(V4+2V5+8O28) ·14H2O, a new mixed-valence decavanadate mineral from the Bluestreak Mine, Montrose County, Colorado: crystal structure and descriptive mineralogy. Can Mineral 52:1007-1018
    • San Miguel Co.
      • Gypsum Valley District
Patrick Haynes communication (2004)
      • Slick Rock District
Min.Mag.(1991) 55, 509-513; "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 320, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Min.Mag.:55:509-513.
Michael Shannon collection
  • Utah
    • Garfield Co.
      • Henry Mts
        • Trachyte District
Gunnar Farber
    • San Juan Co.
      • Big Indian District (Big Indian Wash - Lisbon Valley Area)
Patrick Haynes communication (2004)
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