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Named for Mt Vorlan, near whose peak it was found.
Fluorite-type structure

Classification of Vorlanite

Approved 2009

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Type Occurrence of Vorlanite

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Calcareous skarn xenolith in ignimbrite.

Crystallography of Vorlanite

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.3813(2) Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 155.83 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
3.107 (100)
2.691 (30)
1.902 (63)
1.623 (54)
1.235 (24)
1.203 (16)
1.098 (22)
0.910 (18)

Chemical Properties of Vorlanite

Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Vorlanite

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 Vorlanite

Reference List:
Evgeny V.Galuskin1, Thomas Armbruster, Irina O. Galuskina, Biljana Lazic, Antoni Winiarski, Viktor M. Gazeev, Piotr Dzierżanowski, Aleksandr E. Z (2011): Vorlanite (CaU6+)O4 – a new mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. Am. Mineral. 96,188-196.

Internet Links for Vorlanite

Localities for Vorlanite

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.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Mayen
        • Ettringen
          • Bellerberg volcano
EMPA data V. V. SHARYGIN (Novosibirsk, Ru)
  • Chihuahua
    • Mun. de Aldama
      • Peña Blanca District
        • Sierra Peña Blanca
Othmane, G., Allard, T., Menguy, N., Morin, G., Esteve, I., Fayek, M., & Calas, G. (2013). Evidence for nanocrystals of vorlanite, a rare uranate mineral, in the Nopal I low-temperature uranium deposit (Sierra Peña Blanca, Mexico). American Mineralogist, 98(2-3), 518-521.
  • West Bank
    • Hatrurim Formation
Russia (TL)
  • Northern Caucasus Region
    • Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
      • Verkhnechegemskaya caldera (Verkhni Chegem caldera; Upper Chegem caldera)
Galuskin, E. V., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I. O., Lazic, B., Winiarski, A., Gazeev, V. M., ... & Janeczek, J. (2011). Vorlanite (CaU6+) O4—A new mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. American Mineralogist, 96(1), 188-196.
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