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Vanalite

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Formula:
NaAl8V10O38 · 30H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Bright yellow with ...
Lustre:
Vitreous, Waxy, Dull
Name:
The name reflects its vanadium (van) and aluminium (al) contents.
This page provides mineralogical data about Vanalite.

Classification of Vanalite

Approved
4.HG.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
G : Unclassified V oxides
47.4.2.1

47 : VANADIUM OXYSALTS
4 : Vanadium Bronzes
21.3.6

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
3 : Vanadates of Al, rare earths, Pb, V or Bi
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Type Occurrence of Vanalite

Year of Discovery:
1962

Physical Properties of Vanalite

Vitreous, Waxy, Dull
Colour:
Bright yellow with orange tint

Crystallography of Vanalite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.61Å, b = 10.67Å, c = 10.92Å
β = 95.22°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.182 : 1 : 1.023
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,463.18 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
10.70 (100)
8.52 (42)
7.90 (37)
6.33 (30)
5.34 (30)
3.308 (30)
2.938 (100)

Optical Data of Vanalite

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.710 nγ = 1.735
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.025
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v weak

Chemical Properties of Vanalite

Formula:
NaAl8V10O38 · 30H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Vanalite to other Species

4.HG.05FervaniteFe43+V45+O16 · 5H2O
4.HG.10HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
4.HG.20SimplotiteCaV44+O9 · 5H2O
4.HG.25VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
4.HG.30NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
4.HG.35DelrioiteCaSr(V2O6)(OH)2 · 3H2O
4.HG.40MetadelrioiteCaSr(V2O6)(OH)2
4.HG.45Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
4.HG.50Hendersonite(Ca,Sr)1.3V6O16 · 6H2O
4.HG.55Grantsite(Na,Ca)2+x(V5+,V4+)6O16 · 4H2O
4.HG.60LenobliteV24+O4 · 2H2O
4.HG.65SatpaeviteAl12V24+V65+O37 · 30H2O
21.3.1SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2O
21.3.2Alvanite(Zn,Ni)Al4(V5+O3)2(OH)12 · 2H2O
21.3.3MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
21.3.4SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
21.3.5SatpaeviteAl12V24+V65+O37 · 30H2O
21.3.7Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)
21.3.7Wakefieldite-(Y)Y(VO4)
21.3.8ChervetitePb2(V2O7)
21.3.9MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
21.3.10DescloizitePb(Zn,Cu)(VO4)(OH)
21.3.11ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)
21.3.11DreyeriteBi(VO4)
21.3.11PucheriteBi(VO4)
21.3.12SchumacheriteBi3(VO4)2O(OH)
21.3.13NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
21.3.14PottsiteHPbBi(VO4)2 · 2H2O
21.3.15Duhamelite(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)

Other Names for Vanalite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Vanalit
Spanish:Vanalita

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 Vanalite

Reference List:
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1962): 91: 307-314.

American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 1180.

Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 100: 523.

American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 597.

Internet Links for Vanalite

Localities for Vanalite

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.
Kazakhstan (TL)
 
  • Southern Kazakhstan Province (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Karatau Range
      • Aksumbe
Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. (1962) 91, 307–314; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Carson City
NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
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