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Specific Gravity:
After the reported locality at the Fergana Valley, Osh Oblast', Kyrgyzstan.
A hydrated uranium vanadate, possibly identical to Tyuyamunite.

Rhombic (?) Scale-like aggregates.

The name has also been used as a variety of clinopyroxenite, see Ferganite (of Lebedev & Vakhrushev)

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Physical Properties of FerganiteHide

2½ on Mohs scale
Hardness Data:
3.31 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Chemical Properties of FerganiteHide


Synonyms of FerganiteHide

Other Language Names for FerganiteHide

Simplified Chinese:水钒铀矿

Common AssociatesHide

CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

Other InformationHide

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 FerganiteHide

Reference List:
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Antipov (1908) Gorniy Zhournal (Gornyi Zhurnal, St. Petersburg): 4: 259.
Antipov (1909) Jb. Min.: II: 38.
Nenadkevič (1912) Bulletin de Académy imperial de sciences, St. Pétersburg: 6: 945.
Hillebrand (1924) American Journal of Science: 8: 201.
Chirvinsky (1925) Mineralogical Magazine: 20: 294.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 1048.
Паффенгольца К. Н. (1978) Геологический словарь в 2-х томах. — М.: Недра.Под редакцией

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Localities for FerganiteHide

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Osh Region
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1048.
  • Dakhlet Nouadhibou Region
    • Chami
Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
New Zealand
  • West Coast Region
    • Buller District
      • Westport
Christie & Brathwaite, (2000) NZ Mineral Commodity Report 19 - Beryllium, Gallium, Lithium, Magnesium, Uranium and Zirconium
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