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Metanováčekite

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About MetanováčekiteHide

Radim Nováček
Formula:
Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Colour:
yellow
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named for being dehydrated (meta) nováčekite. The root name is for Radim Nováček [March 21, 1905 Ústí Nad Orlicí, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary - February 12, 1942 Mauthausen, Austria] mineralogist and analytical chemist, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Meta-autunite Group.

Can be considered a strongly dehydrated nováčekite (compare nováčekite I and nováčekite II).
Reversibly dehydrates from nováčekite under ambient conditions.


Classification of MetanováčekiteHide

Approved
8.EB.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
E : Uranyl phosphates and arsenates
B : UO2:RO4 = 1:1
40.2a.10.2

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2a : AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
20.7.6

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

Physical Properties of MetanováčekiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
yellow
Streak:
yellowish white
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect

Optical Data of MetanováčekiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.632 nε = 1.595
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.037
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of MetanováčekiteHide

Formula:
Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

Crystallography of MetanováčekiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P4/n
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.16 Å, c = 8.58 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.198
Unit Cell V:
439.86 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Tabular.
Comment:
Maybe pseudo-tetragonal.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.52 (10)
5.05 (4b)
4.29 (5)
3.57 (9)
3.02 (4)
2.14 (6)
1.791 (5)

Type Occurrence of MetanováčekiteHide

Other Language Names for MetanováčekiteHide

Relationship of Metanováčekite 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
MetalodèviteZn(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTet.
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:
Fluorite3 photos of Metanováčekite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Zeunerite2 photos of Metanováčekite associated with Zeunerite on mindat.org.
Metazeunerite2 photos of Metanováčekite associated with Metazeunerite on mindat.org.
Arseniosiderite1 photo of Metanováčekite associated with Arseniosiderite on mindat.org.
Bariopharmacosiderite1 photo of Metanováčekite associated with Bariopharmacosiderite on mindat.org.
Tyuyamunite1 photo of Metanováčekite associated with Tyuyamunite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.EB.05AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.EB.05HeinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
8.EB.05KahleriteFe(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
8.EB.05Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.05SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.EB.05TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
8.EB.05UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OTet.
8.EB.05UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.EB.05Xiangjiangite(Fe3+,Al)(UO2)4(PO4)2(SO4)2(OH) · 22H2OTet.
8.EB.05ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
8.EB.05MetarauchiteNi(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.05RauchiteNi(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.10BassetiteFe2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
8.EB.10LehneriteMn2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon.
8.EB.10Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
8.EB.10MetasaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
8.EB.10Metauranocircite-IBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 7H2OMon. 2 : P21
8.EB.10MetauranospiniteCa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
8.EB.10MetaheinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4mm
8.EB.10MetakahleriteFe2+(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.10MetakirchheimeriteCo(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.10MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
8.EB.10MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
8.EB.10PrzhevalskitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth.
8.EB.10Meta-lodèviteZn(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
8.EB.15AbernathyiteK(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/ncc
8.EB.15Chernikovite(H3O)2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet.
8.EB.15Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.EB.15Natrouranospinite(Na2,Ca)(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.EB.15Trögerite(H3O)(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.EB.15Uramphite(NH4)2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet.
8.EB.15Uramarsite(NH4,H3O)2(UO2)2(AsO4,PO4)2 · 6H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
8.EB.20ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2OMon.
8.EB.20ChistyakovaiteAl(UO2)2(AsO4)2(F,OH) · 6.5H2OMon.
8.EB.25ArsenuranospathiteAl[(UO2)(AsO4)]2F(H2O)20Orth. mm2 : Pnn2
8.EB.25Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)Orth. mm2 : Pnn2
8.EB.30Vochtenite(Fe2+,Mg)Fe3+(UO2)4(PO4)4(OH) · 12-13H2OMon.
8.EB.35CoconinoiteFe3+2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2OMon.
8.EB.40RanunculiteHAl(UO2)(PO4)(OH)3 · 4H2OMon.
8.EB.45TrianguliteAl3(UO2)4(PO4)4(OH)5 · 5H2OTric.
8.EB.50FurongiteAl13(UO2)7(PO4)13(OH)14 · 58H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EB.55SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

40.2a.10.1Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1

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
20.7.7Nováčekite-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
20.7.13MetalodèviteZn(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTet.
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 MetanováčekiteHide

Reference List:
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Frondel, C. (1951) Studies of uranium minerals (IX): saléeite and novacekite. American Mineralogist: 36: 680-686.
Donnay, G., Donnay, J.D.H. (1955) Contribution to the crystallography of uranium minerals. in Contribution to the Crystallography of Uranium Minerals, Geological Survey for the United States Atomic Energy Commission, Technical Information Service (Oak Ridge): 1-42.
Walenta, K. (1958) Die sekundären Uranmineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Jahreshefte des Geologischen Landesamtes in Baden-Württemberg: 3: 17-51.
Walenta, K. and Wimmenauer, W. (1961) Der Mineralbestand des Michaelganges im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Jh. Geol. Landesamt Baden-Württemberg: 4: 7-37.
Walenta, K. (1964) Rare arsenate minerals with special consideration of occurrences in the Black Forest (Beiträge zur Kenntnis seltener Arsenatmineralien unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Vorkommen des Schwarzwaldes). Mineralogische und Petrographische Mittheilungen: 9: 111-174. (in German)
Abeledo, M.E.J., Galloni, E.E., Benyacar, M.A.R. (1968) Electron diffraction data for some members of the metatorbernite group. American Mineralogist: 53: 1028-1033.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1974): 103: 609.

Internet Links for MetanováčekiteHide

Localities for MetanováčekiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Canada
 
  • Saskatchewan
    • Athabasca Basin
WATKINSON, D.H., HESLOP, J.B. & EWERT, W.D. (1975) Nickel sulphide-arsenide assemblages associated with uranium mineralization, Zimmer Lake area, Northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Mineralogist 13, 198-204.
Czech Republic
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
Plašil J, Sejkora J, Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Beran P, Goliáš V (2006): Supergene minerals in the Horní Slavkov uranium ore district, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 149-158.
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
  • Olomouc Region
    • Javorník (Jauernig)
Sejkora, J.: Uranové ložisko Zálesí v Rychlebských horách. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 105-110.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Savoie
      • Vallorcine
Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Lodève
Stephan Wolfsried collection (PXRD-, SXRD- and EDS-analysed by Uwe Kolitsch)
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV (1998)
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Baden-Baden
        • Müllenbach U deposit
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Lahr
        • Reichenbach
          • Weiler
Walenta, K. & Wimmenauer, W. (1961): Der Mineralbestand des Michaelganges im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Jh. Geol. Landesamt Baden-Württemberg, 4, 7-37. (in German); Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
      • Schenkenzell
        • Wittichen
          • Böckelsbach valley
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
          • Burgfelsen
No reference listed
          • Heubach Valley
Tscherm MPM 9 (1964), 111
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); Gröbner, J., Kolitsch, U. und Bayerl, R. (2005): Interessante Uranmineralien im Stinkspat der Grube Clara. Lapis 30 (10), 34-39; 90; Gröbner, J., Bayerl, R. und Kolitsch, U. (2006): Weitere Beobachtungen zu den Uran- und Vanadium-Paragenesen der Grube Clara aus den Jahren 2002, 2004 und 2005. Erzgräber 20, 1-10
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Ahrweiler
      • Palatinate
        • Winnweiler
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schneeberg
        • Neustädtel
J. Gröbner, U. Kolitsch: Lapis 30(7/8):71-73 (2005); Plášil, J., Sejkora, J., Čejka, J., Novák, M., Viñals, J., Ondruš, P., Veselovský, F., Škácha, P., Jehlička, J., Goliáš, V., Hluošek, J. (2010): Metarauchite, Ni(UO2)2(AsO4)2•8H2O, from Jáchymov and Schneeburg: a new member of the autunite group. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 335-350.
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)
          • Bou Azzer Mine (Bou Azer Mine; Bouazzar Mine)
Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
          • Tamdrost
Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Dâures
Schnaitmann, E. A., Nägele, H., Niedermayr, G., Brandstätter, F. & Jahn, S. (2007): Das Metazeunerit-Pocket auf Tubussis 22, Erongo. Mineralien-Welt 18 (2), 33-43. (in German)
    • Karibib
Collection of NHM, Vienna
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www; Meisser, N. & Raber, T. (2015): Metanováčekit. Schweizer Strahler 49 (1), 29-30. [originally described in Graeser et al. (2008) as an unidentified uranyl arsenate]
    • Le Trient Valley
      • Les Marécottes
- Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just
        • Botallack
Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Gila Co.
      • Sierra Ancha Mts
        • Sierra Ancha District
          • Asbestos Point (Asbestos Peak) area
            • Bull Canyon
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 130, 295; Granger, H.C. & R.B. Raup (1969), Geology of uranium deposits in the Dripping Spring quartzite, Gila Co., AZ, USGS PP 595.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Northampton Co.
      • Easton
        • Chestnut Hill (College Hill; Lafayette Hill; Mount Lafayette; Paxinosa Ridge)
          • C.K. Williams Quarry complex (Williams and Company Rock Quarry)
Smith, II, R. C. (1977) Metanovacekite Chapter in The Mineralogy of
  • South Dakota
    • Harding Co.
SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
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