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Paramontroseite

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Formula:
V
4+
 
O
 
2
System:OrthorhombicColour:Black

Classification of Paramontroseite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/F.08-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.DB.15a

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
B : With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
Dana 8th edition ID:4.4.11.1

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
4 : AX2
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.12.3

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

Type Locality:Bitter Creek Mine, Paradox Valley, Uravan District, Montrose Co., Colorado, USA
Year of Discovery:1955

Physical Properties of Paramontroseite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Black

Crystallography of Paramontroseite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 4.9Å, b = 9.42Å, c = 2.91Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.52 : 1 : 0.309
Unit Cell Volume:V 134.32 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Paramontroseite

Formula:
V
4+
 
O
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:V4+O2
Essential elements:O, V
All elements listed in formula:O, V

Relationship of Paramontroseite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
Ramsdellite Group
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.DB.05Argutite
GeO
 
2
4.DB.05Cassiterite
SnO
 
2
4.DB.05Plattnerite
PbO
 
2
4.DB.05Pyrolusite
MnO
 
2
4.DB.05Rutile
TiO
 
2
4.DB.05Tripuhyite
Fe
3+
 
Sb
5+
 
O
 
4
4.DB.05Tugarinovite
MoO
 
2
4.DB.05Varlamoffite
(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)
 
2
4.DB.10Byströmite
MgSb
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)
(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)
(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.10Ordoñezite
ZnSb
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.15bAkhtenskite
ε-Mn
4+
 
O
 
2
4.DB.15cNsutite
(Mn
4+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)(O,OH)
 
2
4.DB.15aRamsdellite
Mn
4+
 
O
 
2
4.DB.20Scrutinyite
alpha-PbO
 
2
4.DB.25Ishikawaite
U
4+
 
Fe
2+
 
Nb
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.25Ixiolite
(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)
 
4
O
 
8
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)
(Y,Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,U,Th,Ca)
 
2
(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.25Srilankite
ZrTi
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)
Y(U
4+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)Nb
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite
(Ca,Fe
3+
 
,Y)
 
2
(Nb,Ta,Ti)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)
(Yb,Y,Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,U,Th,Ca)
 
2
(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.30Ferberite
FeWO
 
4
4.DB.30Hübnerite
MnWO
 
4
4.DB.30Sanmartinite
(Zn,Fe)WO
 
4
4.DB.30Krasnoselskite
CoWO
 
4
4.DB.30Heftetjernite
ScTaO
 
4
4.DB.30Huanzalaite
MgWO
 
4
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)
FeNb
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)
FeTa
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)
(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mn)
MnTa
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)
(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Qitianlingite
(Fe,Mn)
 
2
(Nb,Ta)
 
2
WO
 
10
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.40Ferrowodginite
FeSnTa
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.40Lithiotantite
Li(Ta,Nb)
 
3
O
 
8
4.DB.40Lithiowodginite
LiTa
 
3
O
 
8
4.DB.40Titanowodginite
MnTiTa
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.40Wodginite
Mn(Sn,Ta)Ta
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.40Ferrotitanowodginite
Fe
2+
 
TiTa
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.40Wolframowodginite
Mn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.45Tivanite
V
3+
 
TiO
 
3
(OH)
4.DB.50Carmichaelite
(Ti,Cr,Fe)[O
 
2-x
(OH)
 
x
]
4.DB.55Alumotantite
AlTaO
 
4
4.DB.60Biehlite
((Sb,As)O)
 
2
[MoO
 
4
]
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.12.1Montroseite
(V
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)O(OH)
7.12.2 Scherbinaite
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
7.12.20Nolanite
(V
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Ti)
 
10
O
 
14
(OH)
 
2
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 Paramontroseite

Other Languages:
German:Paramontroseit
Russian:Парамонтрозеит
Simplified Chinese:副黑钒矿
副黑铁钒矿
Spanish:Paramontroseita
Traditional Chinese:副黑釩礦
副黑鐵釩礦

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 Paramontroseite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist (1953): 38: 1242-1250.

American Mineralogist (1955): 40: 861-875.

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  • Localities for Paramontroseite

    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.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Devon
        • East Devon
          • Budleigh Salterton
    Brian Craik-Smith collection
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Apache Co.
        • Navajo Indian Reservation
          • Monument Valley
            • Monument No. 2 channel
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 321; Evensen, C.G. & I.B. Gray (1958), Evaluation of uranium ore guides, Monument Valley, AZ and UT, Econ. Geol.: 53: 639-662; Young, R.G. (1964), Distribution of uranium deposits in the White Canyon-Monument Valley district, UT-AZ, Econ.Geol.: 59: 850-973; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 36.
    • Arkansas
      • Hot Spring Co.
    http://www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/magcov.htm
    • Colorado
      • Mesa Co.
        • Beaver Mesa
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
      • Montrose Co.
        • Uravan District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
          • Bull Canyon
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    Tony Nikischer specimen
    Am Min (1964) 49:1511-1526
          • Paradox Valley
    Am Min 40 (1955), 861; "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 358, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
    Minerals of Colorado 2nd ed.
    Van King
    USGS Prof Paper 320
    USGS Prof Paper 320
      • San Miguel Co.
        • Slick Rock District
    Min News (1987) 3:9 p 5-6
    http://www.handbookofmineralogy.com/pdfs/paramontroseite.pdf
        • Uravan District
          • Carnation Mine group
    Excalibur Mineral Co. sample and analysis
    • New Mexico
      • Cibola Co.
        • Grants District
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Am Min (1964) 49:1511-1526; Kittel, Kelley Melancon (1966) Uranium Deposits of the Grants Region. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook pp 173-183
    Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
      • McKinley Co.
    Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
          • Ambrosia Lake area
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
    Jeff Weismann
          • Poison Canyon area
    NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
    • South Dakota
      • Fall River Co.
    R&M 75:3 pp 156-169; USGS Bull 1063D
    SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"; USGS Bull 1063D; USGS Bull 1063E
    • Utah
      • Emery Co.
        • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
      • Grand Co.
        • Thompsons District (S. E. Thomsons)
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
          • Parco Mine Group
      • San Juan Co.
        • Big Indian District (Big Indian Wash - Lisbon Valley Area)
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
        • La Sal District (Paradox Valley District)
          • La Sal Creek Canyon
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Wyoming
      • Campbell Co.
    Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp371-374.
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