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Metalodèvite

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Formula:
Zn(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Colour:
olive green, pale yellow
Hardness:
2 - 3
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named in 1972 by Henri Agrinier, Francis Chantret, Jacques Geffroy, Bernard Hery, Bernard Bachet, and Helene Vachey for the type locality at Lodèv, Herault, France and "meta-" indicating its hydration level.
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Classification of MetalodèviteHide

Approved
8.ED.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
E : Uranyl phosphates and arsenates
D : Unclassified
40.2a.18.1

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2a : AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
20.7.13

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
7 : Arsenates of U

Physical Properties of MetalodèviteHide

Colour:
olive green, pale yellow
Streak:
white
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect

Optical Data of MetalodèviteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.615 nβ = 1.635 nγ = 1.638
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.023
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v

Chemical Properties of MetalodèviteHide

Formula:
Zn(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2O

Crystallography of MetalodèviteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.16 Å, c = 17.2 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.402
Unit Cell V:
881.77 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.66 (70)
5.09 (40)
3.59 (100)
3.50 (30)
2.98 (60)
2.545 (30)
2.288 (30)

Type Occurrence of MetalodèviteHide

Synonyms of MetalodèviteHide

Other Language Names for MetalodèviteHide

Relationship of Metalodèvite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AbernathyiteK(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/ncc
Chernikovite(H3O)2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet.
LehneriteMn2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon.
Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
MetaheinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4mm
MetakahleriteFe2+(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
MetakirchheimeriteCo(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
MetanováčekiteMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
Metauranocircite-IBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 7H2OMon. 2 : P21
MetauranospiniteCa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
Natrouranospinite(Na2,Ca)(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
Uramarsite(NH4,H3O)2(UO2)2(AsO4,PO4)2 · 6H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
Uramphite(NH4)2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Bitumen2 photos of Metalodèvite associated with Bitumen on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.ED.05MoreauiteAl3(UO2)(PO4)3(OH)2 · 13H2O
8.ED.10AsselbornitePb(BiO)3(UO2)4(AsO4)2(OH)7·4H2OIso.
8.ED.10ŠreinitePb(BiO)3(UO2)4(PO4)2(OH)7·4H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
8.ED.15KamitugaiteAlPb(UO2)5(PO4,AsO4)2(OH)9 · 5H2OTric.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

20.7.1Trögerite(H3O)(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
20.7.2Natrouranospinite(Na2,Ca)(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
20.7.3AbernathyiteK(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/ncc
20.7.4MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
20.7.5ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
20.7.6MetanováčekiteMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
20.7.7Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
20.7.8ArsenuranyliteCa(UO2)4(AsO4)2(OH)4 · 6H2OOrth.
20.7.9MetauranospiniteCa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
20.7.10UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
20.7.11MetaheinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4mm
20.7.12HeinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
20.7.14ArsenuranospathiteAl[(UO2)(AsO4)]2F(H2O)20Orth. mm2 : Pnn2
20.7.15HallimonditePb2(UO2)(AsO4)2 · nH2O, 0 ≤ n ≤ 0.5Tric. 1 : P1
20.7.16HügelitePb2(UO2)3(AsO4)2O2 · 5H2OMon.
20.7.17AsselbornitePb(BiO)3(UO2)4(AsO4)2(OH)7·4H2OIso.
20.7.18MetakahleriteFe2+(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
20.7.19KahleriteFe(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
20.7.20MetakirchheimeriteCo(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1

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 MetalodèviteHide

Reference List:
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Agrinier, H., Chantret, F., Geffroy, J., Héry, B., Bachet, B., Vachet, H. (1972): Une nouvelle espèce minérale : la méta-lodèvite (arséniate hydraté d'uranium et de zinc. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 95, 360-364.
American Mineralogist (1974): 59: 210-211.

Internet Links for MetalodèviteHide

Localities for MetalodèviteHide

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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)
    • Central Bohemia Region
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
        • Březové Hory ore region (Birkenberg)
          • Březové Hory deposit
C.Auer (2014)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Lodève
[Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 1998, 2, p.13-26]
[Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1972) 95, 360-364; Le Règne Minéral 1997, 13, p.5-18]
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV (1998)
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
Parker, F. J.: & Troy, J. (1982); Dunn(1995):Pt5:674.
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