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Fritzscheite

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Karl Julius Fritzsche
Formula:
Mn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)
Colour:
Reddish brown, hyacinth-red
Lustre:
Vitreous, Pearly
Hardness:
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
3.5
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named in 1865 by A. Breithaupt in honor of Carl Julius Fritzsche (29 October 1808, Neustadt, Germany - 8 June 1871, Dresden, Germany), German chemist.
This page provides mineralogical data about Fritzscheite.


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Classification of FritzscheiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
4.HB.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
B : Uranyl Sorovanodates
40.2a.25.1

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2a : AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
21.4.14

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

Physical Properties of FritzscheiteHide

Vitreous, Pearly
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Reddish brown, hyacinth-red
Streak:
Brownish white
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
Basal, perfect.
Density:
3.5 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of FritzscheiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
Dispersion:
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of FritzscheiteHide

Formula:
Mn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)
IMA Formula:
Mn2+(UO2)2(VO4,PO4)2 · 4H2O

Crystallography of FritzscheiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Morphology:
Rectangular plates, or nearly so.

Type Occurrence of FritzscheiteHide

Other Language Names for FritzscheiteHide

Relationship of Fritzscheite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CurienitePb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.

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.15CurienitePb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
4.HB.15FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
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 - 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.
21.4.13CurienitePb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
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)
21.4.20HeyitePb5Fe2+2(VO4)2O4Mon.
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 FritzscheiteHide

Reference List:
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Breithaupt, A. (1865) Mineralogische Studien. 2. Fritzscheït und Uranite überhaupt. Berg- und hüttenmännische Zeitung: 2(4): 302-303. (in German)
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.: 984.
(1970) Bulletin de minéralogie de la Société française de minéralogie et de cristallographie: 93: 320-327.

Internet Links for FritzscheiteHide

Localities for FritzscheiteHide

ⓘ - 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 (TL)
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
Breithaupt, A. (1865), Mineralogische Studien. 2. Fritzscheït und Uranite überhaupt. Berg- und hüttenmännische Zeitung: 24: 302-303; 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: 984.
France
 
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
    • Saône-et-Loire
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: 984.
Germany (TL)
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge District
      • Johanngeorgenstadt District
        • Johanngeorgenstadt
A. Breithaupt (1865): Mineralogische Studien. 2. Fritzscheït und Uranite überhaupt.- Berg- und hüttenmännische Zeitung 24, 302-303
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