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Hubert Curien
Pb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Hubert Curien (30 October 1924, Cornimont, France – 6 February 2005, Loury, France), physicist, mineralogist, and administrator. He was a crystallographer and professor at the Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Sorbonne), Paris, France. He was a key figure in European science serving as President of CERN Council and as the first chairman of the European Space Agency (ESA). He has been called the Father of the Ariane rocket program.
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Classification of CurieniteHide

Approval Year:

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
B : Uranyl Sorovanodates

2a : AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
4 : Vanadates of U, Mn, Fe or Ni

Physical Properties of CurieniteHide


Chemical Properties of CurieniteHide

Pb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O

Crystallography of CurieniteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.4 Å, b = 8.45 Å, c = 16.34 Å
a:b:c = 1.231 : 1 : 1.934
Unit Cell V:
1,435.96 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of CurieniteHide

Synonyms of CurieniteHide

Other Language Names for CurieniteHide


Relationship of Curienite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
FritzscheiteMn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)Tet.
Chemically related to group(s):
Carnotite GroupA group of metal-uranyl vanadates.
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Francevillite41 photos of Curienite associated with Francevillite on
Mounanaite21 photos of Curienite associated with Mounanaite on
Chervetite18 photos of Curienite associated with Chervetite on
Curienite-Francevillite Series1 photo of Curienite associated with Curienite-Francevillite Series on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.HB.05CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.05Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.10SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.15FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
4.HB.15FritzscheiteMn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)Tet.
4.HB.20MetavanuraliteAl(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 8H2OTric.
4.HB.20VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.
4.HB.25MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.HB.25TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
4.HB.30StrelkiniteNa2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OOrth.
4.HB.35UvaniteU6+2V5+6O21 · 15H2O (?)Orth.
4.HB.40RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

40.2a.27.1FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

21.4.1UvaniteU6+2V5+6O21 · 15H2O (?)Orth.
21.4.2Vanuranylite(H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 4H2O
21.4.3StrelkiniteNa2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OOrth.
21.4.4CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.5Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.6SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.7MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.8TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
21.4.9RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
21.4.10FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
21.4.11MetavanuraliteAl(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 8H2OTric.
21.4.12VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.
21.4.14FritzscheiteMn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)Tet.
21.4.15Palenzonaite(Ca,Na)3CaMn2+2(VO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
21.4.16Santafeite(Na,Ca,Sr)12(Mn2+,Fe3+,Al,Mg)8Mn4+8(VO4)16(OH,O)20 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.17PyrobelonitePbMn2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
21.4.18BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
21.4.19ČechitePbFe2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.21MounanaitePbFe3+2(VO4)2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
21.4.22SchubneliteFe3+VO4 · H2OTric.
21.4.23FervaniteFe3+4V5+4O16 · 5H2OMon.
21.4.24KazakhstaniteFe3+5V4+3V5+12O39(OH)9 · 9H2OMon.
21.4.25Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2OMon.
21.4.26Rusakovite(Fe3+,Al)5(VO4,PO4)2(OH)9 · 3H2O
21.4.27KolovratiteNixZny(VO4)0.67(x+y) · nH2O

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 CurieniteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1969): 54: 1220.
Borène, J. and Cesbron, F. (1971) Structure cristalline de la curiénite Pb(UO2)2(VO4)2·5H2O. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 94: 8-14.
Deliens M., Piret P. & Comblain G.(1981), Les Minéraux secondaires d'uranium du Zaïre.
Burns, P.C. (2005) U 6+ minerals and inorganic compounds: insights into an expanded structural hierarchy of crystal structures. Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1839-1894.

Internet Links for CurieniteHide

Localities for CurieniteHide

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.
Czech Republic
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
Pauliš, P.: Curienit z Abertam u Jáchymova. Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 1992, roč. 35, č. 1, s. 55-65.
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Kambove District
      • Shinkolobwe
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Allier
      • Ébreuil
        • Échassières
Le Règne Minéral, (33), 5-25.
    • Savoie
      • Vanoise
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
  • Haut-Ogooué Province
    • Franceville 91, 453-459
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • St Ulrich
Lapis 21(12), 43 (1996)
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Freiberg District
        • Freiberg
In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from Joy Desor.
  • Akashat
No reference listed
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Giudicarie Valleys
        • Chiese Valley
          • Condino
Campostrini, I., Demartin, F., & Gramaccioli, C. M. (2006). Rio Giulis. Minerali secondari del giacimento uranifero presso Condino, Trento. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(3), 152-165.
        • Rendena Valley
          • Bocenago & Spiazzo
Campostrini I.(2013): Minerali secondari dei giacimenti uraniferi nelle Arenarie di Val Gardena del Trentino occidentale (Alpi Meridionali, Italia). Studi Trent. Sci. Nat., 93, pagg. 89-114.
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Collonges
Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
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