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Vandendriesscheite

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Formula:
PbU
 
7
O
 
22
· 12H
 
2
O
Colour:Orange to amber-brownHardness:3
Name:Named after Adrien Vandendriessche (1914-1940), professor of geology and mineralogy, University of Ghent (Belgium).
This page provides mineralogical data about Vandendriesscheite.

Classification of Vandendriesscheite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/H.07-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.GB.40

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
G : Uranyl Hydroxides
B : With additional cations (K, Ca, Ba, Pb, etc.); with mainly UO2(O,OH)5 pentagonal polyhedra
Dana 8th edition ID:5.8.1.1

5 : OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
8 : AX7O22·xH2O
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.16.28

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
16 : Oxides of U
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Type Occurrence of Vandendriesscheite

Type Locality:Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Physical Properties of Vandendriesscheite

Lustre:Adamantine
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent, Translucent
Colour:Orange to amber-brown
Hardness (Mohs):3

Optical Data of Vandendriesscheite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.780 nβ = 1.850 nγ = 1.860
2V:Measured: 60° , Calculated: 40°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.080

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Very High
Dispersion:r > v distinct

Chemical Properties of Vandendriesscheite

Formula:
PbU
 
7
O
 
22
· 12H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:PbU7O22·12H2O
Essential elements:H, O, Pb, U
All elements listed in formula:H, O, Pb, U

Relationship of Vandendriesscheite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.GB.05Agrinierite
K
 
2
(Ca,Sr)(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 5H
 
2
O
4.GB.05Compreignacite
K
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 7H
 
2
O
4.GB.05Rameauite
K
 
2
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
6
(OH)
 
16
· H
 
2
O
4.GB.10Becquerelite
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 8H
 
2
O
4.GB.10Billietite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 4-8H
 
2
O
4.GB.10Protasite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
4.GB.15Richetite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
4
O
 
5
· 4H
 
2
O
4.GB.20Bauranoite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 1-2H
 
2
O
4.GB.20Calciouranoite
(Ca,Ba,Pb)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 5H
 
2
O
4.GB.20Metacalciouranoite
(Ca,Ba,Pb,K
 
2
)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
4.GB.25Fourmarierite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
4
O
 
3
(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
4.GB.30Wölsendorfite
(Pb,Ca)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
4.GB.35Masuyite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
4.GB.40Metavandendriesscheite
PbU
 
7
O
 
22
· nH
 
2
O n < 12
4.GB.45Vandenbrandeite
Cu(UO
 
2
)(OH)
 
4
4.GB.50Sayrite
Pb
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
4.GB.55Curite
Pb
 
3
(UO
 
2
)
 
8
O
 
8
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
4.GB.60Iriginite
(UO
 
2
)Mo
 
2
O
 
7
· 3H
 
2
O
4.GB.65Uranosphaerite
Bi(UO
 
2
)O
 
2
(OH)
4.GB.70Holfertite
Ca
 
x
U
6+
2-x
Ti(O
 
8-x
OH
 
4x
) · 3H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.16.1Uraninite
UO
 
2
7.16.2Schoepite
(UO
 
2
)
 
8
O
 
2
(OH)
 
12
· 12H
 
2
O
7.16.3Paraschoepite
UO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
7.16.4Metaschoepite
UO
 
3
· 1-2H
 
2
O
7.16.5Metastudtite
UO
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
7.16.6Studtite
[(UO
 
2
)(O
 
2
)(H
 
2
O)
 
2
] · H
 
2
O
7.16.7Ianthinite
U
4+
 
(UO
 
2
)
 
5
O
 
7
· 10H
 
2
O
7.16.8Compreignacite
K
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 7H
 
2
O
7.16.9Vandenbrandeite
Cu(UO
 
2
)(OH)
 
4
7.16.10Roubaultite
Cu
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(OH)
 
10
· 5H
 
2
O
7.16.11Becquerelite
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 8H
 
2
O
7.16.12Rameauite
K
 
2
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
6
(OH)
 
16
· H
 
2
O
7.16.13Agrinierite
K
 
2
(Ca,Sr)(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 5H
 
2
O
7.16.14Protasite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
7.16.15Billietite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
6
O
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 4-8H
 
2
O
7.16.16Bauranoite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 1-2H
 
2
O
7.16.17Metacalciouranoite
(Ca,Ba,Pb,K
 
2
)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
7.16.18Calciouranoite
(Ca,Ba,Pb)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 5H
 
2
O
7.16.19Orthobrannerite
U
4+
 
U
6+
 
Ti
 
4
O
 
12
(OH)
 
2
7.16.20Thorutite
(Th,U,Ca)Ti
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
7.16.21Davidite-(La)
(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)
 
20
(O,OH)
 
38
7.16.22Davidite-(Ce)
(Ce,La)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)
 
20
(O,OH)
 
38
7.16.23Brannerite
(U
4+
 
,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe
3+
 
,Nb)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
7.16.24Fourmarierite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
4
O
 
3
(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
7.16.25Richetite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
4
O
 
5
· 4H
 
2
O
7.16.26Curite
Pb
 
3
(UO
 
2
)
 
8
O
 
8
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
7.16.27Masuyite
Pb(UO
 
2
)
 
3
O
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
7.16.29Metavandendriesscheite
PbU
 
7
O
 
22
· nH
 
2
O n < 12
7.16.30Sayrite
Pb
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
7.16.31Wölsendorfite
(Pb,Ca)U
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
7.16.32Clarkeite
(Na,Ca,Pb)(UO
 
2
)O(OH) · 0-1H
 
2
O
7.16.33Uranosphaerite
Bi(UO
 
2
)O
 
2
(OH)

Other Names for Vandendriesscheite

Other Languages:
German:Vandendriesscheit
Russian:Вандендрисшеит
Spanish:Vandendriesscheita

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 Vandendriesscheite

Reference List:

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Bulletin de la Sociètè Belge de Gèologie (1947): 70: 212-226.

American Mineralogist (1948): 33: 384.

American Mineralogist (1960): 45: 1026-1061.

Burns, P.C. (1997) A new uranyl oxide hydrate sheet in the structure of vandendriesscheite: implications for mineral paragenesis and the corrosion of spent nuclear fuel. American Mineralogist (1997): 82: 1176-1186.

Burns, P.C. (2005) U 6+ minerals and inorganic compounds: insights into an expanded structural hierarchy of crystal structures. Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1839-1894.

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  • Localities for Vandendriesscheite

    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.
    Argentina
     
    • Córdoba
      • Punilla Department
        • Sierra de Córdoba
    Linares, E. y Toubes, R.O., 1960. Los minerales radiactivos de la República Argentina. 1ras Jornadas Geológicas Argentinas, 3: 191-205.
    Australia
     
    • Northern Territory
      • Alligator Rivers Region
    Waite & Payne (1993) Uranium Transport in the subsurface environment - Koongara - a case study in Metals in Groundwater H. Allen et al ed. CRC Press
        • South Alligator River
    Henry, D.A., Pogson, R.E. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Threadgoldite from the South Alligator Valley uranium field, Northern Territory, Australia: second world occurrence. , Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 7-11
    Henry, D.A., Pogson, R.E. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Threadgoldite from the South Alligator Valley uranium field, Northern Territory, Australia: second world occurrence. , Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 7-11
    Austria
     
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Rauris valley
          • Hüttwinkl valley
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
    China
     
    • Hunan Province
    Aizhen Wang (1992): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12(1), 78-82
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Karlovy Vary Region
        • Krušné Hory Mtns (Erzgebirge)
          • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
            • Horní Blatná District (Platten)
              • Potûčky (Breitenbach)
    Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
    Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Olomouc Region
        • Javorník (Jauernig)
    Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
     
    • Katanga (Shaba)
    ARLIGUIE M collection
      • Katanga Copper Crescent
        • Shinkolobwe
    [MinRec 9:34, 9:114]
    France
     
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
      • Hérault
        • Lodève
    [Le Règne Minéral 1997, 13, p.5-18]
    • Rhône-Alpes
      • Haute-Savoie
        • Vallorcine
    Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
      • Loire
        • Saint-Just-en-Chevalet
          • Saint-Priest-la-Prugne
    J. Chervet et G. Branche : "Contribution à l'Etude des Minéraux Secondaires d'Uranium Français", Annales de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie Appliquée et de Prospection Minière de l'Université de Nancy, 1955 ; J.-J. Périchaud: "Où trouver les minéraux d'Auvergne", Vol. 1, Editions l'Instant Durable (Clermont-Ferrand), 1985, p. 92
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Menzenschwand
    No reference listed
        • Schenkenzell
          • Wittichen
            • Böckelsbach valley
    Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
            • Burgfelsen
    No reference listed
            • Heubach Valley
    No reference listed
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Fichtelgebirge
          • Weißenstadt
            • Großschloppen
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Upper Palatinate
        • Oberpfälzer Wald
          • Vohenstrauß
            • Waidhaus
              • Hagendorf
    S Wolfsried collection
    • Saxony
      • Vogtland
        • Oelsnitz
    Gröbner, J. and Kolitsch, U. (2007): The minerals of the uranium prospect at Tirpersdorf, Vogtland. Lapis 32, 37-42; 58. (in German)
    Italy
     
    • Lombardy
      • Bergamo Province
        • Seriana Valley
          • Valgoglio
    Probed Milan University 2006
    • Trentino-Alto Adige
      • Trento Province
        • Daone
          • Limes
    Campostrini, I., Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M. (2005): Val Daone. Minerali secondari del giacimento uranifero presso Limes, Daone (TN). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2005, 228-240.
    Norway
     
    • Aust-Agder
      • Evje og Hornnes
        • Flatebygd
    Åmli, R. (1969): Secondary uranium and thorium minerals from Einerkilen granite pegmatite in Evje, Southern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 258 [Årbok 1968]: 124-130
    Spain
     
    • Catalonia
      • Lleida (Lérida)
        • El Pallars Jussà
          • La Torre de Cabdella
            • La Plana de Mont-ros
              • Castell-estaó
    http://mineralsabella.blogspot.de/2009/11/minerales-raros-de-uranio.html
    Sweden
     
    • Jämtland
      • Krokom
    MinMag 46, 217
    Switzerland
     
    • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
      • Vorderrhein Valley
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 424.
    • St Gallen
      • Weisstannen Valley
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 424.
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Le Trient Valley
        • Finhaut
          • Emosson
    Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
        • Les Marécottes
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 171.
    Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
      • Riddes
        • Isérables
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 424.
    Tanzania
     
    • Morogoro Region
      • Uluguru Mts (Uruguru Mts)
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • St Just District
          • St Just
            • Botallack
              • Wheal Owles
    [Journal of the Russell Society, 6(1), 17-26 (1995)]
    • Scotland
      • Dumfries & Galloway (Kirkcudbrightshire)
        • Needle's Eye
    BMS Database; R. S. W. Braithwaite and J. R. Knight (1990) Rare Minerals, Including Several New to Britain, in Supergene Alteration of U-Cu-As-Bi-Co Mineralisation Near Dalbeattie, South Scotland. Mineralogical Magazine 54:129-131.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Apache Co.
        • Navajo Indian Reservation
          • Monument Valley
            • Monument No. 2 channel
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 411.
    • Colorado
      • Larimer Co.
        • Crystal Mountain Pegmatite District (Storm Mountain District)
          • Storm Mountain
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex Co.
        • Haddam
          • Haddam Neck
    Schooner, Richard. (circa 1980s), Untitled manuscript on central Connecticut mineralogy.
    • Maine
      • Oxford Co.
        • Newry
    King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton Co.
        • Grafton
    Clifford Frondel (1956) Mineral Composition of Gummite, American Mineralogist 41:539-568.; Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
        • Groton
    Rocks & Min. (Sept/Oct 1981)
      • Strafford Co.
        • Strafford
          • Parker Mountain
    Rocks & Min. 80:256 (2005); Rocks & Minerals 80:4 pp234-241
      • Sullivan Co.
        • Acworth
    Januzzi, R.E. and Seaman, David M. (1976) Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World.
    • North Carolina
      • Mitchell Co.
        • Deake
    Clifford Frondel,July-August,1956,The American Mineralogist,Mineral Composition of Gummite,pg # 559
    Clifford Frondel,1958,Systematic Mineralogy of Uranium and Thoriun,USGS Bulletin 1064,pg .86
          • Spruce Pine
            • Greasy Creek Township
    Clifford Frondel,July-August,1956,The American Mineralogist,Mineral Composition of Gummite,pg #559
    Clifford Frondel,July-August,1956,The American Mineralogist,Mineral Composition of Gummite, pg # 559
      • Yancey Co.
        • Spruce Pine District
    Clifford Frondel,1958,Systematic Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium,USGS Bulletin 1064,pg.86
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware Co.
        • Swarthmore (Borough of Swarthmore)
          • Woodlyn (Avondale)
    Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Mins. New to the Pa List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Soc. of PA, Inc.: 36-37, 62-63, 75; Montgomery, A. (Jan & May, 1970) in Pa Minerals (PM), PM(85) & (89), Keystone Newsletter.
    • South Dakota
      • Custer Co.
        • Custer District
          • Fourmile
    Rocks & Minerals: 75(3): 156-169.
    Rocks & Minerals: 75(3): 156-169.
      • Pennington Co.
        • Keystone District
          • Keystone
    Rocks & Min.:10:147 & 60:112,116.
    • Utah
      • Emery Co.
        • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
          • Delta
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
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