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Calcurmolite

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Formula:
(Ca,Na)
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
3
Mo
 
2
(O,OH)
 
11
· nH
 
2
O
Name:Named in allusion to its chemical composition, containing CALCium, URanium and MOLybdenum.
This page provides mineralogical data about Calcurmolite.

Classification of Calcurmolite

IMA status:Approved
Explanation of status:Mineral data revised, see New Data on Minerals 2005 (Vol 40) p29
Strunz 8th edition ID:6/G.06-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:7.HB.15

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
H : Uranium and uranyl molybdates and wolframates
B : With U6+
Dana 8th edition ID:49.3.1.1

49 : HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
3 : Hydrated Molybdates and Tungstates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Hey's CIM Ref.:27.3.11

27 : Sulphites, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
3 : Molybdates
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Type Occurrence of Calcurmolite

Type Locality:Sokh-Karasu area, Kadzharan Molybdenum Deposit, Upper Okhca River, Kafan District, Syunik' Province, Armenia
Year of Discovery:1962

Optical Data of Calcurmolite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.770 nβ = 1.816 nγ = 1.856
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.086

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 Calcurmolite

Formula:
(Ca,Na)
 
2
(UO
 
2
)
 
3
Mo
 
2
(O,OH)
 
11
· nH
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:(Ca,Na)2(UO2)3Mo2(O,OH)11·nH2O
Essential elements:Ca, H, Mo, O, U
All elements listed in formula:Ca, H, Mo, Na, O, U

Relationship of Calcurmolite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
7.HB.20Tengchongite
CaO · 6UO
 
3
· 2MoO
 
3
· 12H
 
2
O
7.HB.25Uranotungstite
(Fe
2+
 
,Ba,Pb)(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(WO
 
4
)(OH)
 
4
· 12H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
27.3.1Lindgrenite
Cu
 
3
(MoO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
27.3.2Powellite
Ca(MoO
 
4
)
27.3.3Wulfenite
Pb(MoO
 
4
)
27.3.4Koechlinite
Bi
 
2
MoO
 
6
27.3.5Sedovite
U(MoO
 
4
)
 
2
27.3.6Mourite
UMo
 
5
O
 
12
(OH)
 
10
27.3.7Iriginite
(UO
 
2
)Mo
 
2
O
 
7
· 3H
 
2
O
27.3.8Umohoite
(UO
 
2
)MoO
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
27.3.9Moluranite
H
 
4
U
4+
 
(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(MoO
 
4
)
 
7
· 18H
 
2
O
27.3.10Cousinite
MgU
 
2
Mo
 
2
O
 
11
· 6H
 
2
O
27.3.12Tengchongite
CaO · 6UO
 
3
· 2MoO
 
3
· 12H
 
2
O
27.3.13Kamiokite
Fe
 
2
Mo
 
3
O
 
8
27.3.14Ferrimolybdite
Fe
 
2
(MoO
 
4
)
 
3
· nH
 
2
O

Other Names for Calcurmolite

Other Languages:
German:Calcurmolit
Spanish:Calcurmolita

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 Calcurmolite

Reference List:

- +
New Data on Minerals (2005): 40: 29.

American Mineralogist: 49: 1152.

Proceedings of the Second UN International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Genève (1958): 3: 160-161.

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  • Localities for Calcurmolite

    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.
    Armenia
     
    • Syunik' Province
      • Kafan District
        • Upper Okhca River
          • Kadzharan Molybdenum Deposit
    American Mineralogist, 49, pp. 1152 (1964); Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Galina A. Sidorenko et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp29-36
    China
     
    • Yunnan Province
      • Baoshan Prefecture
        • Tengchong Co.
    Chen Zhangru, Luo Keding, Tan Falan, Zhang Yi, and Gu Xiaofa (1986): Kexue Tongbao [Science Bulletin] 31, 396-401.
      • Dehong Autonomous Prefecture
        • Yingjiang Co.
          • Tongbiguan
    Chen Zhangru, Huang Yuzhu, and Gu Xiaofa (1990): A new uranium mineral - Yingjiangite. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 10(2), 102-105.
    France
     
    • Franche-Comté
      • Haute-Saône
        • Château-Lambert
    Meisser, N. (1994): Mineraltopographie der Schweiz und der umliegenden Länder: Beschreibung kürzlich entdeckter seltener oder erstgefundener Mineralien. 2. Teil. Schweizer Strahler, 10 (XXVIII) (2), 51-60; Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
      • Hérault
        • Lodève
    [Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 1998, 2, p.13-26]
    [Le Règne Minéral 1997, 13, p.5-18]
    Kazakhstan
     
    • Almaty Province (Almaty Oblysy; Almati Oblast')
      • Chu-Ili Mts
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Galina A. Sidorenko et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp29-36
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
        • Chitinskaya Oblast'
          • Krasnokamensk
            • Strel'tsovskoe Mo-U ore field
    Pavel M. Kartashov data
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Khabarovskiy Kray
        • Burea Massif
    Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2012)
    USA
     
    • Michigan
      • Gogebic Co.
        • Watersmeet
    Travis Olds collection
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