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Paramendozavilite

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Formula:
NaAl4Fe7(PO4)5(PMo12O40)(OH)16 · 56H2O
Colour:
Pale yellow
Hardness:
1
Name:
Named for the close relation to mendozavilite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Paramendozavilite.

Classification of Paramendozavilite

Approved
7.GB.45

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
G : Molybdates, Wolframates and Niobates
B : With additional anions and/or H2O
49.4.6.1

49 : HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
4 : Compound Molybdates and Tungstates
22.5.7

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
5 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with chromate, molybdate, niobate or tantalate
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Type Occurrence of Paramendozavilite

Year of Discovery:
1986

Physical Properties of Paramendozavilite

Vitreous
Colour:
Pale yellow
Hardness (Mohs):
1

Optical Data of Paramendozavilite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.686 nβ = 1.710 nγ = 1.720
2V:
Measured: 55° , Calculated: 64°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.034
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of Paramendozavilite

Formula:
NaAl4Fe7(PO4)5(PMo12O40)(OH)16 · 56H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Paramendozavilite to other Species

7.GB.05LindgreniteCu3(MoO4)2(OH)2
7.GB.10SzenicsiteCu3(MoO4)(OH)4
7.GB.15CuprotungstiteCu2(WO4)(OH)2
7.GB.15UM1999-38-WO:CrV(V, Cr, W, O, H) [V:Cr:W ratio about 2:1:3]
7.GB.20Phyllotungstite(H2O,M)x(W,Fe)(O,OH)3 · yH2O (M = Ca, Cs, Pb or K)
7.GB.25RankachiteCa0.5(V4+,V5+)(W6+,Fe3+)2O8(OH) · 2H2O
7.GB.30FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
7.GB.35AnthoiniteAlWO3(OH)3
7.GB.35MpororoiteWAlO3(OH)3 · 2(H2O)
7.GB.40Obradovicite-KCu[K2(H2O)17Cu(H2O)6][Mo8As2Fe33+O34(OH)3]
7.GB.45Mendozavilite-NaFe[Na2(H2O)15Fe3+(H2O)6][Mo8P2Fe33+O35(OH)2]
7.GB.50Tancaite-(Ce)FeCe(MoO4)3·3H2O
22.5.1VauquelinitePb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
22.5.2EmbreyitePb5(CrO4)2(PO4)2 · H2O
22.5.3CassedanneitePb5(CrO4)2(VO4)2 · H2O
22.5.4FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
22.5.5MolybdofornacitePb2Cu(MoO4,CrO4)(AsO4,PO4)(OH)
22.5.6Mendozavilite-NaFe[Na2(H2O)15Fe3+(H2O)6][Mo8P2Fe33+O35(OH)2]
22.5.8Betpakdalite-CaCa[Ca2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo86+As25+Fe33+O36(OH)]
22.5.9Betpakdalite-NaCa[Na2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo86+As25+Fe33+O34(OH)3]
22.5.10Obradovicite-KCu[K2(H2O)17Cu(H2O)6][Mo8As2Fe33+O34(OH)3]
22.5.11Melkovite[Ca2(H2O)15Ca(H2O)6][Mo8P2Fe33+O36(OH)]
22.5.12RankachiteCa0.5(V4+,V5+)(W6+,Fe3+)2O8(OH) · 2H2O
22.5.13OlmsteaditeKFe22+(Nb5+,Ta5+)(PO4)2O2 · 2H2O
22.5.14JohnwalkiteK(Mn2+,Fe2+,Fe3+)2(Nb5+,Ta5+)(PO4)2O2 · 2(H2O,OH)

Other Names for Paramendozavilite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Paramendozavilite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 194.

Boletín de Mineralogía (Sociadad Mexicana Mineralogía): 2: 13-19.

Internet Links for Paramendozavilite

Localities for Paramendozavilite

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.
Mexico (TL)
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • La Verde District
Bol. de Mineral.(1986) 2, 13-19
Panczner (1987): 136, 269, 292.
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
      • Deep Creek Mts
        • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
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