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|System:||Hexagonal||Hardness:||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:||188.8.131.52|
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
|Cell Parameters:||a = 5.84Å, c = 9.25Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 1.584|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 273.21 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Chemical Properties of Nolanite
|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):|
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Other Names for Nolanite
|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
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
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(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.
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Locality Updated: Wheal Liberty, Mithian, St Agnes, St Agnes District, Cornwall, England, UKFrom Peter Haas, 31st Aug 2014 01:33:53