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Vanoxite

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Formula:
V
4+
4
V
5+
2
O
 
13
· 8H
 
2
O
Colour:Black; dark brown in ...
Name:Named in 1924 by Frank L. Hess from its composition, containing vanadium (van-) and oxygen (ox-).
This page provides mineralogical data about Vanoxite.

Classification of Vanoxite

IMA status:Questionable/Doubtful
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/G.02-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.HG.25

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
G : Unclassified V oxides
Dana 8th edition ID:47.4.6.1

47 : VANADIUM OXYSALTS
4 : Vanadium Bronzes
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.12.9

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

Co-type Localities:Jo Dandy Mine (Paradox D; Hummer; C; Blackburn; Yellow Bird No. 1; Oversight; Broker), Paradox Valley, Uravan District, Montrose Co., Colorado, USA
Bill Bryan claim, Wild Steer Canyon, Paradox Valley, Uravan District, Montrose Co., Colorado, USA
Year of Discovery:1924

Physical Properties of Vanoxite

Lustre:Waxy, Greasy, Dull, Earthy
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Black; dark brown in transmitted light (extremely thin sections).

Crystallography of Vanoxite

Morphology:Microscopic crystals with a rhiombohedral section at times. Massive. As a cement in sandstone.

Chemical Properties of Vanoxite

Formula:
V
4+
4
V
5+
2
O
 
13
· 8H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:V4+4V5+2O13·8H2O
Essential elements:H, O, V
All elements listed in formula:H, O, V

Relationship of Vanoxite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.HG.05Fervanite
Fe
3+
4
V
5+
4
O
 
16
· 5H
 
2
O
4.HG.10Huemulite
Na
 
4
Mg(V
 
10
O
 
28
) · 24H
 
2
O
4.HG.15Vanalite
NaAl
 
8
V
 
10
O
 
38
· 30H
 
2
O
4.HG.20Simplotite
CaV
4+
4
O
 
9
· 5H
 
2
O
4.HG.30Navajoite
Fe
3+
 
V
5+
9
O
 
24
· 12H
 
2
O
4.HG.35Delrioite
CaSr(V
 
2
O
 
6
)(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
4.HG.40Metadelrioite
CaSr(V
 
2
O
 
6
)(OH)
 
2
4.HG.45Barnesite
(Na,Ca)V
 
6
O
 
16
· 3H
 
2
O
4.HG.50Hendersonite
(Ca,Sr)
 
1.3
V
 
6
O
 
16
· 6H
 
2
O
4.HG.55Grantsite
(Na,Ca)V
 
6
O
 
16
· 4H
 
2
O
4.HG.60Lenoblite
V
4+
2
O
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
4.HG.65Satpaevite
Al
 
12
V
4+
2
V
5+
6
O
 
37
· 30H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.12.1Montroseite
(V
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)O(OH)
7.12.2 Scherbinaite
7.12.3Paramontroseite
V
4+
 
O
 
2
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
7.12.10Bariandite
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 Vanoxite

Other Languages:
German:Vanoxit
Simplified Chinese:复钒矿
Spanish:Vanoxita

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 Vanoxite

Reference List:

- +
Hess (1925), U.S. Geological Survey Blletin 750-D: 63-64.

American Mineralogist (1925): 10: 40.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume I: 601-602.

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  • Localities for Vanoxite

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    (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.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Apache Co.
        • Lukachukai Mts area
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 412; Masters, J.A. (1955), Geology of the uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains area, northeastern AZ, Econ.Geol.: 50: 111-126.
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 412; Masters, J.A. (1955), Geology of the uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains area, northeastern Arizona, Econ.Geol.: 50: 111-126.
    • Colorado
      • Mesa Co.
        • Gateway District
    Dana 7:I:602.
        • Uravan District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Montrose Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Uravan District
          • Paradox Valley
    "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", pp. 519-520, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
            • Long Park
    Dana 7:I:602.
            • Wild Steer Canyon
    Bull.U.S.Geol.Surv.(1924) 750-D, p. 63-64; Dana 7:I:602.
    • Nevada
      • Eureka Co.
        • Gibellini District
          • Fish Creek Range
    NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Utah
      • Garfield Co.
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
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        • Thompsons District (S. E. Thomsons)
          • Parco Mine Group
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        • Yellow Cat District (W. part of Thompsons District)
          • Cisco
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