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Metauranopilite

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Formula:
(UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2O
Colour:
Yellow, greyish, brown, green
Name:
From the Greek for "different" and its relationship to Uranopilite, having a different hydration value.
Alteration product (lower hydrate) of uranopilite.


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Classification of MetauranopiliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
Approval Year:
2008
7.EA.05

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
E : Uranyl sulfates
A : Without cations
31.2.7.1

31 : HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : (AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
25.8.8

25 : Sulphates
8 : Sulphates of Sb, V, Cr and U

Pronounciation of MetauranopiliteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of MetauranopiliteHide

Colour:
Yellow, greyish, brown, green

Optical Data of MetauranopiliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.720 nβ = 1.760 nγ = 1.760
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.040
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r < v moderate
Pleochroism:
Not Visible

Chemical Properties of MetauranopiliteHide

Formula:
(UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2O
IMA Formula:
(UO2)6SO4(OH)10 · 5H2O

Crystallography of MetauranopiliteHide

Morphology:
Crystals occurs as needles and laths.
Comment:
Crystal structure unknown.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.65 (10)
5.53 (8)
5.08 (4)
4.36 (4)
3.67 (4)
3.57 (10)
3.31 (9)
3.00 (5)

Type Occurrence of MetauranopiliteHide

Synonyms of MetauranopiliteHide

Other Language Names for MetauranopiliteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.EA.05Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2OMon.
7.EA.10Jáchymovite(UO2)8(SO4)(OH)14 · 13H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.8.1KlebelsbergiteSb4O4(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mm2
25.8.2CoquanditeSb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)Tric. 1 : P1
25.8.3PeretaiteCa(SbO)4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
25.8.4CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
25.8.5Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2OMon. 2/m
25.8.6Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2OOrth.
25.8.7Redingtonite(Fe2+,Mg,Ni)(Cr,Al)2(SO4)4·22H2OMon.
25.8.9Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2OMon.
25.8.10NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
25.8.11ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2OMon. 2 : B2
25.8.12JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1
25.8.13MagnesiozippeiteMg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
25.8.14ZinczippeiteZn(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

Fluorescence of MetauranopiliteHide

Yellowish green (UV).

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 MetauranopiliteHide

Reference List:
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Nováček (1935) Soc. sc. Bohême, Mém., no. 7.
Nováček (1942) Vĕst. Král. ČeskéSpol. Nauk, no. 17.
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.: 582-583.
American Mineralogist (1952): 37: 950-959.

Internet Links for MetauranopiliteHide

Localities for MetauranopiliteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Graz
      • St Radegund
Aufschluss 1972(SB), 67-68
Czech Republic (TL)
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
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: 583; American Mineralogist (1952): 37: 950.
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Lodève
[Le Règne Minéral 1997, 13, p.5-18]
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Menzenschwand
Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Wałbrzych District
      • Wałbrzych
Plewa A. 1965: Schroeckingeryte and meta-uranopilite from Wałbrzych (Lower Silesia). Bull. Acad. Pol. Sc. Ser. Sc. Geol. Geogr. V. 13, nr 2.
Slovenia
 
  • Todraž
Dolenec, T. (1985): Secondary uranium minerals from the Zirovski Vrh uranium ore deposit. Rudarsko-Metalurski Zbornik 32, 195-206 (in Serbo-Croatian)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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