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Colorless to pale olive green-brown, green-grey
Vitreous, Silky
Crystal System:
Named for its chemical composition, containing CAlcium, Vanadium and Oxygen.
This page provides mineralogical data about Cavoite.

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Classification of CavoiteHide

Approval Year:

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

Physical Properties of CavoiteHide

Vitreous, Silky
Colorless to pale olive green-brown, green-grey

Chemical Properties of CavoiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of CavoiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.42 Å, b = 5.28 Å, c = 10.34 Å
a:b:c = 1.973 : 1 : 1.958
Unit Cell V:
568.2 ų

Type Occurrence of CavoiteHide

Synonyms of CavoiteHide

Other Language Names for CavoiteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Copper1 photo of Cavoite associated with Copper on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.HE.05MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
4.HE.10ShcherbinaiteV5+2O5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
4.HE.15HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
4.HE.15MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2OMon. 2/m
4.HE.20BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2OMon.
4.HE.20Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2OMon.
4.HE.20Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2OMon.
4.HE.20Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.HE.20Straczekite(Ca,K,Ba)(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 3H2OMon.
4.HE.35DuttoniteV4+O(OH)2Mon. 2/m

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 CavoiteHide

Reference List:
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Bouloux, J.C., Galy, J. (1973) Les hypovanadates MV3O7 (M = Ca, Sr, Cd). Structure cristalline de CaV3O7. Acta Crystallographica: B29: 269-275.
Basso R., Lucchetti G., Martinelli A., Palenzona A. (2002) Cavoite, CaV3O7,a new mineral from the Gambatesa mine, northern Apennines, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy: 15: 181-184.
Palenzona, A., Martinelli, A. (2003) Cavoite: CaV3O7 nuova specie dalla miniera di Gambatesa (Liguria). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana: 2003: 29-31.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2003) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 88: 1626-1629.
Mandarino, J.A. (2003) New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 1309-1319.

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Localities for CavoiteHide

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.
  • Western Australia
    • Laverton Shire
      • Mount Weld Station
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Minas Gerais
    • Poços de Caldas alkaline complex
      • Caldas
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Bujumbura Rural Province
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Mayen
        • Ettringen
Handbook of Mineralogy
Italy (TL)
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Ne
        • Graveglia Valley
          • Reppia
R. Basso, G. Lucchetti, A. Martinelli, A. Palenzona: "Cavoite, CaV3O7, a new mineral from the Gambatesa mine, northern Apennines, Italy", Eur. J. Mineral. 15:181-184 (2002); Palenzona A., Martinelli A., 2003. Cavoite: CaV3O7, nuova specie dalla miniera di Gambatesa (Liguria). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 27(1), 29-31.
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
      • Sokh Valley
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Gómez Palacio
      • Sierra de Bermejillo
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Nassarawa State (Nasarawa State)
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Aust-Agder
    • Iveland
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Nordland
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Telemark
    • Drangedal
      • Tørdal
Handbook of Mineralogy
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