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Ishikawaite

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Formula:
(U,Fe,Y)NbO4
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Sub-Adamantine, Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy
Hardness:
5 - 6
Name:
Originally described as YNbO4 in 1922 by Yuji Shibata and Kenjiro Kimura for the type locality Ishikawa, Iwaki Prefecture, Japan. Redefined by Hanson et al. (1999) as (U,Fe)NbO4. (Mineral is metamict; published data on XRD pattern and cell parameters are for heated material, with no guarantee that the structure restored was the original one.)
Black rod-like to somewhat bladed crystals. Sometimes is coated by brown to red brown surface alterations. Broken surfaces are generally vitreous to sub-adamantine. Thin splinters may show smoky brown translucency.


Classification of Ishikawaite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1922
4.DB.25

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
B : With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
8.1.4.1

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
1 : ABO4
18.4.4

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
4 : Niobates and tantalates containing both U and rare earths

Physical Properties of Ishikawaite

Sub-Adamantine, Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Translucent, Opaque
Colour:
Black
Streak:
Dark brown
Hardness (Mohs):
5 - 6
Hardness Data:
Measured
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
6.2 - 6.4 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Chemical Properties of Ishikawaite

IMA Formula:
(U,Fe,Y)NbO4
Elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Ca,Ce,Ta,Ti,Sn,Si,Th,Mn,Mg,REE

Crystallography of Ishikawaite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.562Å, b = 9.934Å, c = 5.243Å
β = 93.9°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.56 : 1 : 0.528
Unit Cell Volume:
V 289.02 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Bladed crystals {100}.
Comment:
usually metamict

Occurrences of Ishikawaite

Type Occurrence of Ishikawaite

General Appearance of Type Material:
Prismatic orthorhombic-appearing black crystals.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
NYF-pegmatite.
Empirical Formula:
(U,Y,Fe'',Fe''',Ca)(Nb,Ta,Ti)O4
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Relationship of Ishikawaite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Calciosamarskite(Ca,Fe3+,Y)2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O8
Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Samarskite-(Yb)(Yb,Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
SrilankiteZrTi2O6
Chemically related to group(s):
Samarskite GroupYttrotantalite-(Y) is (also) a member of the samarskite group according to Ercit (2005).
4.DB.05ArgutiteGeO2
4.DB.05CassiteriteSnO2
4.DB.05PlattneritePbO2
4.DB.05PyrolusiteMnO2
4.DB.05RutileTiO2
4.DB.05TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4
4.DB.05TugarinoviteMoO2
4.DB.05Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.10ByströmiteMgSb25+O6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)Fe2+Ta2O6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
4.DB.10OrdoñeziteZnSb25+O6
4.DB.15bAkhtenskiteMnO2
4.DB.15cNsutiteMnx2+Mn4+1-xO2-2x(OH)2x
4.DB.15aParamontroseiteVO2
4.DB.15aRamsdelliteMn4+O2
4.DB.20ScrutinyitePbO2
4.DB.25Ixiolite(Ta,Mn,Nb)O2
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Ce,U,Fe,Nb)(Nb,Ta,Ti)O4
4.DB.25SrilankiteTi2ZrO6
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)(Y,U,Fe2+)(Nb,Ta)O4
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite(Ca,Fe,Y)(Nb,Ta,Ti)O4
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)YbNbO4
4.DB.30FerberiteFe2+WO4
4.DB.30HübneriteMn2+WO4
4.DB.30SanmartiniteZnWO4
4.DB.30KrasnoselskiteCoWO4
4.DB.30HeftetjerniteScTaO4
4.DB.30HuanzalaiteMgWO4
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)Fe2+Ta2O6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)MgNb2O6
4.DB.35QitianlingiteFe22+Nb2W6+O10
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)MgTa2O6
4.DB.40FerrowodginiteFe2+Sn4+Ta2O8
4.DB.40LithiotantiteLiTa3O8
4.DB.40LithiowodginiteLiTa3O8
4.DB.40TitanowodginiteMn2+TiTa2O8
4.DB.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
4.DB.40FerrotitanowodginiteFe2+TiTa2O8
4.DB.40WolframowodginiteMn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)2O8
4.DB.45TivaniteTiV3+O3(OH)
4.DB.50Carmichaelite(Ti,Cr,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.55AlumotantiteAlTaO4
4.DB.60BiehliteSb23+MoO6
18.4.1Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(U,Ca,Ce)2(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
18.4.2Yttrocolumbite-(Y)(Y,U,Fe2+)(Nb,Ta)O4
18.4.3Yttrotantalite-(Y)(Y,U,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)4
18.4.5Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
18.4.6Tanteuxenite-(Y)Y(Ta,Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6
18.4.7Kobeite-(Y)(Y,U)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
18.4.8Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
18.4.9Yttropyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.4.10Calciobetafite (of Mazzi & Munno)(Ca,Na)2(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)7
18.4.11Yttrobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mB2X6-wY1-n
18.4.12Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Ce,U,Fe,Nb)(Nb,Ta,Ti)O4

Other Names for Ishikawaite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Ishikawait
Japanese:石川石
Spanish:Ishikawaita

Other Information

Not fluorescent in UV
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 Ishikawaite

Reference List:
Shibata, Y. and Kimura, K. (1922), Ishikawaite, a new Mineral from Iwaki Province, Journal of the Chemical Society of Japan: 43: 301, 648.
Kimura, K. (1922), Journal of the Geological Society of Tokyo: 29: 316.
Ōhashi, R. (1924), Journal of the Geological Society, Tokyo: 31: 166.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 766.
Hanson, S. L., Simmons, W. B., and Falster, A. U. (1995) Ishikawaite, Polycrase, or “Samarskite” in Maine Pegmatites?, Roch. Min. Symp., Prog. and Abs., v. 22, p. 14-15.
Hanson, S. L., Simmons, W. B., Falster, A. U., Foord E. E., Litche F. E. (1999) Proposed Nomenclature for Samarskite Group Minerals: New Data on Ishikawaite and Calciosamarskite. Min. Mag. v. 63: 27-36. Abstract in American Mineralogist: 84: 1467.

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Localities for Ishikawaite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • North Flinders Ranges
        • Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Station)
          • Mt Painter area
Brugger, J., Meisser, N., Etschmann, B., Ansermet, S., & Pring, A. (2011). Paulscherrerite from the Number 2 Workings, Mount Painter Inlier, Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia:“Dehydrated schoepite” is a mineral after all. American Mineralogist, 96(2-3), 229-240.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Revelstoke Mining Division
      • Revelstoke
DIXON,A., CEMPIREK, J. & GROAT, L.A. (2014) Mineralogy and geochemistry of pegmatites on Mount Begbie, British Columbia. Canadian Mineralogist 52, 129-164.
China
 
  • Sichuan Province
    • Panzhihua Prefecture
      • Miyi Co.
Zhang Peishan, Yang Zhuming, Tao Kejie, and Yang Xueming (1996): "Mineralogy and Geology of Rare Earths in China", Science Press (Beijing), 226 pp.
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
        • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
          • Ayoubulake pegmatite field
Rubo Zhang and Fengming Han (1983): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(4), 313-317
http://www.smartminerals.com/cina2004/art_China_localities.htm
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • South Moravia Region
      • Tišnov
        • Drahonín
Škoda, R., Novák, M.: Akcesorické Nb-Ta-Ti minerály z pegmatitu v uranovém dole Drahonín, strážecké moldanubikum. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae geologicae, 2004, roč. 89, s. 55 - 66.
Egypt
 
  • Red Sea Governorate
    • Eastern Desert
      • Sikait-Zabara region
Yehia H. Dawood (2011) Mineral Chemistry and Genesis of Uranyl Minerals Associated with Psammitic Gneisses, Abu Rusheid Area, South Eastern Desert of Egypt. JKAU: Earth Sci., Vol. 21, No. 1, pp: 137-169
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Hautes-Pyrénées
      • La Barthe-de-Neste
        • Avezac-Prat-Lahitte
MONCHOUX P., FONTAN F., DE PARSEVAL P., MARTIN R. F., WANG R. C. (2006) - Igneous albitite dikes in orogenic lherzolithes, Western Pyrénées, France: A possible source for corundum and alkali feldspar xenocrysts in basaltic terranes. I. Mineralogical Asssociations. The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 44, pp. 817-842.
Japan (TL)
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Fukushima Prefecture
Min Mag 63 (1999), 27.
Alfredo Petrov collection (ex- Bill Pinch collection)
Alfredo Petrov collection
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Dzierżoniów District
      • Piława Górna (Ober Peilau; Gnadenfrei)
PIECZKA et al. 2010: Nb-Ta minerals in pegmatites in the DSS mine at Piława Górna, Góry Sowie Block, southwestern Poland. Mineralogia - Special Papers, 37.
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Ilmen Mts
http://www.mindat.org/picshow.php?id=22623&fp=1
Yu.S. Kobyashev data
Pavel M. Kartashov data
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Jefferson Co.
      • South Platte Pegmatite District
Simmons W B, Hanson S H, Falster A U (2006) Samarskite-(Yb): a new species of the samarskite group from the Little Patsy pegmatite, Jefferson County, Colorado, The Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1119-1125
  • Connecticut
    • Hartford Co.
      • Glastonbury
Hanson, S. L., Jarnot, B. M., Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Nizamoff, J. W.: (2003) "Nb-Ta-Ti Oxide Minerals from Two Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut," abstract in "Contributed Papers in Specimen Mineralogy, Part 2, 30th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium", Rocks & Minerals, Vol. 79, No. 4, p. 255.
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Portland
Hanson, S., Jarnot, B. M., Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., and Nizamoff, J. W., 2003, Nb-Ta-Ti Oxide Minerals from Two Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut, Program with Abstracts, v.30, p. 11.; Hanson, S. L., Jarnot, B. M., Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Nizamoff, J. W.: (2003) "Nb-Ta-Ti Oxide Minerals from Two Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut," Rochester Mineral Symposium Abstracts, p. 11-12.
  • Maine
    • Sagadahoc Co.
      • Topsham
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 36, pp.601-608
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
"Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1; King, V. and Foord, E., 2000, Mineralogy of Maine.
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
King, V. and Foord,E., 1994, 2000, Mineralogy of Maine.
  • New Hampshire
    • Carroll Co.
      • Wakefield
Rocks & Min. 80:246 (2005)
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