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Paramontroseite

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Formula:
V4+O2
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Black

Classification of Paramontroseite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
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
4.4.11.1

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
4 : AX2
7.12.3

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

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:
V4+O2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Paramontroseite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
4.DB.05ArgutiteGeO2
4.DB.05CassiteriteSnO2
4.DB.05PlattneritePbO2
4.DB.05PyrolusiteMnO2
4.DB.05RutileTiO2
4.DB.05TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4
4.DB.05TugarinoviteMoO2
4.DB.05Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.10ByströmiteMgSb2O6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
4.DB.10OrdoñeziteZnSb2O6
4.DB.15bAkhtenskiteε-Mn4+O2
4.DB.15cNsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
4.DB.15aRamsdelliteMn4+O2
4.DB.20Scrutinyitealpha-PbO2
4.DB.25IshikawaiteU4+Fe2+Nb2O8
4.DB.25Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
4.DB.25SrilankiteZrTi2O6
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)Y(U4+,Fe2+)Nb2O8
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite(Ca,Fe3+,Y)2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O8
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)(Yb,Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
4.DB.30FerberiteFeWO4
4.DB.30HübneriteMnWO4
4.DB.30Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4
4.DB.30KrasnoselskiteCoWO4
4.DB.30HeftetjerniteScTaO4
4.DB.30HuanzalaiteMgWO4
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Qitianlingite(Fe,Mn)2(Nb,Ta)2WO10
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)2O6
4.DB.40FerrowodginiteFeSnTa2O8
4.DB.40LithiotantiteLi(Ta,Nb)3O8
4.DB.40LithiowodginiteLiTa3O8
4.DB.40TitanowodginiteMnTiTa2O8
4.DB.40WodginiteMn(Sn,Ta)Ta2O8
4.DB.40FerrotitanowodginiteFe2+TiTa2O8
4.DB.40WolframowodginiteMn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)2O8
4.DB.45TivaniteV3+TiO3(OH)
4.DB.50Carmichaelite(Ti,Cr,Fe)[O2-x(OH)x]
4.DB.55AlumotantiteAlTaO4
4.DB.60Biehlite((Sb,As)O)2[MoO4]
7.12.1Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
7.12.2 Scherbinaite
7.12.4HäggiteV3+V4+O2(OH)3
7.12.5DuttoniteV4+O(OH)2
7.12.6DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
7.12.7LenobliteV24+O4 · 2H2O
7.12.8NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
7.12.9VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
7.12.10BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
7.12.11Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
7.12.12SimplotiteCaV44+O9 · 5H2O
7.12.13KyzylkumiteTi2V3+O5(OH)
7.12.14SchreyeriteV23+Ti3O9
7.12.15BerdesinskiiteV23+TiO5
7.12.16TivaniteV3+TiO3(OH)
7.12.17MannarditeBa(Ti64+V23+)O16
7.12.18KarelianiteV23+O3
7.12.19CoulsoniteFe2+V23+O4
7.12.20Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
7.12.21Vuorelainenite(Mn,Fe)(V,Cr)2O4
7.12.22TantiteTa2O5
7.12.23Kimrobinsonite(Ta,Nb)(OH)5-2x(O,CO3)x ; x near 1.2

Other Names for Paramontroseite

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 Paramontroseite

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

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

Internet Links for Paramontroseite

Localities for Paramontroseite

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.
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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