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Coconinoite

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Formula:
Fe3+2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
Colour:
Pale creamy yellow
Specific Gravity:
2.70
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For Coconino county, Arizona.
This page provides mineralogical data about Coconinoite.


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Classification of CoconinoiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1965
8.EB.35

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
E : Uranyl phosphates and arsenates
B : UO2:RO4 = 1:1
43.5.5.1

43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
5 : Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
22.3.20

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
3 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with sulphates

Physical Properties of CoconinoiteHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Pale creamy yellow
Comment:
Soft
Density:
2.70 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.68 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CoconinoiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.550 nβ = 1.588 nγ = 1.590
2V:
Measured: 28° to 43°, Calculated: 24°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.040
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v strong
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
X= colorless
Y=Z= pale yellow

Chemical Properties of CoconinoiteHide

Formula:
Fe3+2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
Common Impurities:
Fe,Cr

Crystallography of CoconinoiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.45(6) Å, b = 12.96(3) Å, c = 17.22(5) Å
β = 105.7°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.961 : 1 : 1.329
Unit Cell V:
2,674.82 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Lathlike to platy grains, microcrystalline aggregates, seams, crusts.
Comment:
Tentative cell (from Belova et al., 1993); probable space group: C2/c or Cc.

Type Occurrence of CoconinoiteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
In seams 1 mm or less thick, mostly along bedding planes of a light-colored, arkosic, fine-grained, poorly sorted & thinly bedded sandstone.

Synonyms of CoconinoiteHide

Other Language Names for CoconinoiteHide

German:Coconinoit
Spanish:Coconinoita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Jarosite1 photo of Coconinoite associated with Jarosite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.EB.05AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.EB.05HeinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
8.EB.05KahleriteFe(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
8.EB.05Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.05SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.EB.05TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
8.EB.05UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OTet.
8.EB.05UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.EB.05Xiangjiangite(Fe3+,Al)(UO2)4(PO4)2(SO4)2(OH) · 22H2OTet.
8.EB.05ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
8.EB.05MetarauchiteNi(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.05RauchiteNi(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.10BassetiteFe2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
8.EB.10LehneriteMn2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon.
8.EB.10Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
8.EB.10MetasaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
8.EB.10Metauranocircite-IBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 7H2OMon. 2 : P21
8.EB.10MetauranospiniteCa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
8.EB.10MetaheinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4mm
8.EB.10MetakahleriteFe2+(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.10MetakirchheimeriteCo(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.10MetanováčekiteMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
8.EB.10MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
8.EB.10MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
8.EB.10PrzhevalskitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth.
8.EB.10Meta-lodèviteZn(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
8.EB.15AbernathyiteK(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/ncc
8.EB.15Chernikovite(H3O)2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet.
8.EB.15Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.EB.15Natrouranospinite(Na2,Ca)(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.EB.15Trögerite(H3O)(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.EB.15Uramphite(NH4)2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet.
8.EB.15Uramarsite(NH4,H3O)2(UO2)2(AsO4,PO4)2 · 6H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
8.EB.20ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2OMon.
8.EB.20ChistyakovaiteAl(UO2)2(AsO4)2(F,OH) · 6.5H2OMon.
8.EB.25ArsenuranospathiteAl[(UO2)(AsO4)]2F(H2O)20Orth. mm2 : Pnn2
8.EB.25Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)Orth. mm2 : Pnn2
8.EB.30Vochtenite(Fe2+,Mg)Fe3+(UO2)4(PO4)4(OH) · 12-13H2OMon.
8.EB.40RanunculiteHAl(UO2)(PO4)(OH)3 · 4H2OMon.
8.EB.45TrianguliteAl3(UO2)4(PO4)4(OH)5 · 5H2OTric.
8.EB.50FurongiteAl13(UO2)7(PO4)13(OH)14 · 58H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.55SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.3.1ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
22.3.2ArdealiteCa2(HPO4)(SO4) · 4H2OMon. m : Bb
22.3.3Machatschkiite(Ca,Na)6(AsO4)(HAsO4)3(PO4,SO4) · 15H2OHex.
22.3.4ClinotyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4,SO4)4(OH,O)10 · 10H2OMon.
22.3.5PeisleyiteNa2Al9[(P,S)O4]8(OH)6•28H2OTric. 1 : P1
22.3.6ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2OTrig. 3 : R3
22.3.7WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.8Schlossmacherite(H3O)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
22.3.9SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.10KemmlitziteSrAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
22.3.11SanjuaniteAl2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
22.3.12KribergiteAl5(PO4)3(SO4)(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
22.3.13HotsoniteAl11(SO4)3(PO4)2(OH)21 · 16H2OTric.
22.3.14WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
22.3.15TsumebitePb2Cu(PO4)(SO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
22.3.16ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
22.3.17HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.18HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
22.3.19OrpheitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
22.3.21Sasaite(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2OOrth.
22.3.22Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2OHex.
22.3.23CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.24BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.25DiadochiteFe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2OAmor.
22.3.26SarmientiteFe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.3.27BukovskýiteFe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
22.3.28ZýkaiteFe3+4(AsO4)3(SO4)(OH) · 15H2OOrth.
22.3.29TooeleiteFe3+6(As3+O3)4(SO4)(OH)4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
22.3.30Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?Amor.
22.3.31Xiangjiangite(Fe3+,Al)(UO2)4(PO4)2(SO4)2(OH) · 22H2OTet.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
Radioactive

References for CoconinoiteHide

Reference List:
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Young, E. J., Weeks, A. D. & Meyrowitz, R. (1966): Coconinoite, a new mineral from Utah and Arizona. American Mineralogist 51, 651-663.
Belova, L. N.; Gorshkov, A. I.; Doinikova, O. A.; Mokhov, A. V.; Trubkin, N. V.; Sivtsov, A. V. (1993): New data on coconinoite. Doklady Akademii Nauk 329, 772-775. (In Russian.)

Internet Links for CoconinoiteHide

Localities for CoconinoiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- 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.
Argentina
 
  • Catamarca
O. Morello y C. N. Reyes Encinas (1990). Estudio mineralógico de nueve muestras procedentes de la Sierra de Fiambalá, dpto. Tinogasta, Catamarca. Informe DEE N° 33-90, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica. Inédito.
O. Morello y C. N. Reyes Encinas (1990). Estudio mineralógico de nueve muestras procedentes de la Sierra de Fiambalá, dpto. Tinogasta, Catamarca. Informe DEE N° 33-90, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica. Inédito.
M. E. Saulnier y F. Greco (1988). Estudio mineralógico de cuatro muestras procedentes de la Manifestación Las Termas del área de Los Ratones, Fiambalá, Tinogasta, Catamarca. Informe DEE N° 1-88, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica. Inédito.
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • Cagliari Province
      • Capoterra
Lecca G., Ciriotti M.E., Blass G., Callegari A.M. and Boiocchi M. (2011): - Primo ritrovamento europeo di coconinoite. Micro, 9,73-77.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Le Trient Valley
      • Les Marécottes
- Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Apache Co.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Young, E.J., et al (1966), Coconinoite, a new uranium mineral from UT and AZ, Am.Min.: 51: 651-663.
    • Coconino Co.
      • Cameron District
        • Cameron
          • Huskon Mines
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Young, E.J., et al (1966), Coconinoite, a new uranium mineral from Utah and Arizona, Am.Min.: 51: 651-663.
      • Vermillion Cliffs District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Young, E.J., et al (1966), Coconinoite, a new uranium mineral from Utah and Arizona, Am.Min.: 51: 651-663.
  • New Hampshire
    • Grafton Co.
      • Grafton
Young, E., Weeks, A., and Meyrowitz,R., 1966, Coconinoite, A New Uranium Mineral from Utah and Arizona, Am Min v 51:651-663
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • White Canyon District
        • White Canyon
Am Min 51: 651-663; Min Rec 30 pp231-238
Handbook of Mineralogy
Uzbekistan
 
Belova, L. N.; Gorshkov, A. I.; Doinikova, O. A.; Mokhov, A. V.; Trubkin, N. V.; Sivtsov, A. V. (1993): New data on coconinoite. Doklady Akademii Nauk 329, 772-775 [Mineral.]. (In Russian.) ; Handbook of Mineralogy
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