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Ferganite

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Formula:
LiH[(UO2)4[VO4]2(OH)4·2H2O
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
3.31
Name:
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

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

Chemical Properties of FerganiteHide

Formula:
LiH[(UO2)4[VO4]2(OH)4·2H2O

Synonyms of FerganiteHide

Other Language Names for FerganiteHide

German:Ferganit
Simplified Chinese:水钒铀矿
Spanish:Ferganita

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.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Region
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
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.
New Zealand
 
  • South Island
    • West Coast Region
      • Buller District
        • Westport
          • Buller River
Christie & Brathwaite, (2000) NZ Mineral Commodity Report 19 - Beryllium, Gallium, Lithium, Magnesium, Uranium and Zirconium
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