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Nolanite

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Formula:
(V
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Ti)
 
10
O
 
14
(OH)
 
2
System:HexagonalHardness:5 - 5½
Name:For geologist, Thomas B. Nolan (1901-1992), former director of the USGS.
This page provides mineralogical data about Nolanite.

Classification of Nolanite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/C.07-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.CB.40

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
C : Metal: Oxygen = 2: 3,3: 5, and similar
B : With medium-sized cations
Dana 8th edition ID:4.6.7.1

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
6 : Miscellaneous
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.12.20

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
12 : Oxides of V, Nb and Ta
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Type Occurrence of Nolanite

Co-type Localities:Nicholson No. 2 Mine, Lake Athabasca, Beaverlodge Region, Saskatchewan, Canada
Eldorado Mining & Refining Ltd. Mine, Fish Hook Bay, Shirley Peninsula, Lake Athabasca, Beaverlodge Region, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ace Mine, Uranium City, Lake Athabasca, Beaverlodge Region, Saskatchewan, Canada
Year of Discovery:1955

Physical Properties of Nolanite

Hardness (Mohs):5 - 5½

Crystallography of Nolanite

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:a = 5.84Å, c = 9.25Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.584
Unit Cell Volume:V 273.21 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Nolanite

Formula:
(V
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Ti)
 
10
O
 
14
(OH)
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
Essential elements:H, O, V
All elements listed in formula:Fe, H, O, Ti, V

Relationship of Nolanite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.CB.05Brizziite
NaSb
5+
 
O
 
3
4.CB.05Corundum
Al
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.05Ecandrewsite
(Zn,Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)TiO
 
3
4.CB.05Eskolaite
Cr
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.05Geikielite
MgTiO
 
3
4.CB.05Hematite
Fe
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.05Ilmenite
Fe
2+
 
TiO
 
3
4.CB.05Karelianite
V
3+
2
O
 
3
4.CB.05Melanostibite
Mn
2+
 
(Sb
5+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)O
 
3
4.CB.05Pyrophanite
Mn
2+
 
TiO
 
3
4.CB.05Akimotoite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)SiO
 
3
4.CB.05Auroantimonate
AuSbO
 
3
4.CB.05Romanite
(◻,Pb,Ca)UFe
2+
2
(Ti,Fe
3+
 
)
 
6
Ti
 
12
O
 
38
4.CB.05UM1998-11-O-AuHSb
Au
+
2
Sb
3+
 
O
 
2
(OH)
4.CB.05Tistarite
Ti
3+
2
O
 
3
4.CB.10Avicennite
Tl
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.10Bixbyite
Mn
3+
2
O
 
3
4.CB.15Armalcolite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Ti
 
2
O
 
5
4.CB.15Pseudobrookite
Fe
 
2
TiO
 
5
4.CB.20Zincohögbomite-2N2S
[(Zn,Al,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
(Al,Fe
3+
 
,Ti)
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)]
 
2
4.CB.20Zincohögbomite-2N6S
[(Zn,Mg)
 
7
(Al,Fe
3+
 
,Ti)
 
16
O
 
31
(OH)]
 
2
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-6N6S
[(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
(Al,Ti,Fe
3+
 
)
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)]
 
6
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-2N3S
[(Mg,Fe
2+
 
,Zn)
 
4
(Al,Ti,Fe
3+
 
)
 
10
O
 
19
(OH)]
 
2
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-2N2S
[(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
[Al
 
7
(Ti,Fe
3+
 
)]O
 
15
(OH)]
 
2
4.CB.20Ferrohögbomite-6N12S
[(Fe
2+
 
,Mg,Zn)
 
5
(Al,Ti,Fe
3+
 
)
 
12
O
 
23
(OH)]
 
6
4.CB.25Pseudorutile
Fe
 
2
Ti
 
3
O
 
9
4.CB.25Kleberite
FeTi
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
 
5
4.CB.30Berdesinskiite
V
3+
2
TiO
 
5
4.CB.30Oxyvanite
V
3+
2
V
4+
 
O
 
5
4.CB.35Olkhonskite
(Cr,V)
 
2
Ti
 
3
O
 
9
4.CB.35Schreyerite
V
3+
2
Ti
 
3
O
 
9
4.CB.40Kamiokite
Fe
 
2
Mo
 
3
O
 
8
4.CB.40Rinmanite
Zn
 
2
Sb
 
2
Mg
 
2
Fe
 
4
O
 
14
(OH)
 
2
4.CB.40Iseite
Mn
 
2
Mo
 
3
O
 
8
4.CB.40Majindeite
Mg
 
2
Mo
 
3
O
 
8
4.CB.45Claudetite
As
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.45Stibioclaudetite
AsSbO
 
3
4.CB.50Arsenolite
As
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.50Sénarmontite
Sb
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.55Valentinite
Sb
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.60Bismite
Bi
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.65Sphaerobismoite
Bi
 
2
O
 
3
4.CB.70Sillénite
Bi
 
12
SiO
 
20
4.CB.75Kyzylkumite
Ti
 
2
V
3+
 
O
 
5
(OH)
4.CB.80Tietaiyangite
Fe
3+
4
Fe
2+
 
TiO
 
9
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.12.1Montroseite
(V
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)O(OH)
7.12.2 Scherbinaite
7.12.3Paramontroseite
V
4+
 
O
 
2
7.12.4Häggite
V
3+
 
V
4+
 
O
 
2
(OH)
 
3
7.12.5Duttonite
V
4+
 
O(OH)
 
2
7.12.6Doloresite
V
4+
3
O
 
4
(OH)
 
4
7.12.7Lenoblite
V
4+
2
O
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
7.12.8Navajoite
Fe
3+
 
V
5+
9
O
 
24
· 12H
 
2
O
7.12.9Vanoxite
V
4+
4
V
5+
2
O
 
13
· 8H
 
2
O
7.12.10Bariandite
Al
 
0.6
(V
5+
 
,V
4+
 
)
 
8
O
 
20
· 9H
 
2
O
7.12.11Corvusite
(Na,K,Ca,Mg)
 
2
(V
5+
 
,V
4+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
8
O
 
20
· 6-10H
 
2
O
7.12.12Simplotite
CaV
4+
4
O
 
9
· 5H
 
2
O
7.12.13Kyzylkumite
Ti
 
2
V
3+
 
O
 
5
(OH)
7.12.14Schreyerite
V
3+
2
Ti
 
3
O
 
9
7.12.15Berdesinskiite
V
3+
2
TiO
 
5
7.12.16Tivanite
V
3+
 
TiO
 
3
(OH)
7.12.17Mannardite
Ba(Ti
4+
6
V
3+
2
)O
 
16
7.12.18Karelianite
V
3+
2
O
 
3
7.12.19Coulsonite
Fe
2+
 
V
3+
2
O
 
4
7.12.21Vuorelainenite
(Mn,Fe)(V,Cr)
 
2
O
 
4
7.12.22Tantite
Ta
 
2
O
 
5
7.12.23Kimrobinsonite
(Ta,Nb)(OH)
 
5-2x
(O,CO
 
3
)
 
x
; x near 1.2

Other Names for Nolanite

Other Languages:
German:Nolanit
Russian:Ноланит
Simplified Chinese:铁钒矿
黑钒铁矿
Spanish:Nolanita

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 Nolanite

Reference List:

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ROBINSON, S.C., EVANS, H.T., JR., SCHALLER, W.T. & FAHEY, J.J. (1957) Nolanite, a new iron-vanadium mineral from Beaverlodge, Saskatchewan. American Mineralogist, 42, 619-628.

HANSON, A.W. (1958) The crsytal structure of nolanite. Acta Crystallographica, 11, 703-709.

TAYLOR, C.M. & RADTKE, A.S. (1967) New occurrence and data of nolanite. American Mineralogist, 52, 734-743.

GATEHOUSE, B.M., GREY, I.E. & NICKEL, E.H. (1983) The crystal chemistry of nolanite, (V,Fe,Ti,Al)10O14(OH)2, from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. American Mineralogist, 68, 833-839.



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  • Localities for Nolanite

    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
     
    • Western Australia
      • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
        • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
          • Golden Mile Mines
    American Mineralogist, Volume 68, pages 833-839, 1983
    American Mineralogist, Volume 68, pages 833-839, 1983; American Mineralogist, Volume 66, pages 866-871, 1981
    Canada
     
    • Saskatchewan
      • Beaverlodge Region
        • Lake Athabasca
    ROBINSON, S.C., EVANS, H.T., JR., SCHALLER, W.T. & FAHEY, J.J. (1957) Nolanite, a new iron-vanadium mineral from Beaverlodge, Saskatchewan. American Mineralogist, 42, 619-628.
          • Shirley Peninsula
            • Fish Hook Bay
    ROBINSON, S.C., EVANS, H.T., JR., SCHALLER, W.T. & FAHEY, J.J. (1957) Nolanite, a new iron-vanadium mineral from Beaverlodge, Saskatchewan. American Mineralogist, 42, 619-628.
          • Uranium City
    ROBINSON, S.C., EVANS, H.T., JR., SCHALLER, W.T. & FAHEY, J.J. (1957) Nolanite, a new iron-vanadium mineral from Beaverlodge, Saskatchewan. American Mineralogist, 42, 619-628.
    American Mineralogist (1957): 42: 619-628
    China
     
    Shengyang Wu and Desheng Wang (1986): Acta Petrologica Mineralogica et Analytica 5(1), 68-75
    • Zhejiang Province
      • Hangzhou Prefecture
        • Jiande Co.
    http://www.mining120.com/html/1306/20130608_35691.asp
        • Yuhang District
    Huijin Lu and Jian Wang (2005): Mineral Deposits 24(5), 567-574
    Fiji
     
    • Viti Levu
      • Tavua Gold Field
        • Vatukoula
    16th Australian Geological Convention, Adelaide, ; Spry, P. G., & Scherbarth, N. L. (2006). The gold–vanadium–tellurium association at the Tuvatu gold–silver prospect, Fiji: conditions of ore deposition. Mineralogy and Petrology, 87(3-4), 171-186
    Finland
     
    • Eastern Finland Region
    Long, J.V.P., Vuorelainen, Y. & Kouvo, O. 1963. Karelianite, a new vanadium mineral. The American Mineralogist 48 (1-2), 33-41.
    Gabon
     
    • Haut-Ogooué Province
      • Franceville
    Handbook of Mineralogy
    Germany
     
    • Lower Saxony
      • Harz
        • St Andreasberg District
          • St Andreasberg
    Mücke, A., (1993): Die hydrothermale polymineralische Gangvererzung mit oxidischen Vanadiummineralien, Tucholith und Pechblende von der Grube Roter Bär, St. Andreasberg/Harz, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 59-72
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Lake Onega
          • Zaonezhie peninsula
            • Velikaya Guba uran-vanadium deposit
    P.M. Kartashov data
    Switzerland
     
    • Vaud (Waadt)
      • Lavey-les-Bains
    Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Binn Valley
        • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 289.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Mule Mts
          • Warren District
            • Bisbee
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 314; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
    • Utah
      • San Juan Co.
        • La Sal District (Paradox Valley District)
          • La Sal Creek Canyon
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
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