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Metavanuralite

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About MetavanuraliteHide

Formula:
Al(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
Colour:
Yellow, greenish yellow
Lustre:
Resinous, Waxy, Greasy
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Member of:
Name:
Named in 1970 by Fabien Cesbron for the mineral's dehydration relationship, "meta-" with the parent mineral, vanuralite.
Apparently a dehydration product of vanuralite.


Classification of MetavanuraliteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1970
4.HB.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
B : Uranyl Sorovanodates
Dana 7th ed.:
42.11.15.2
42.11.13.2

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
11 : (AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
21.4.11

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
4 : Vanadates of U, Mn, Fe or Ni

Physical Properties of MetavanuraliteHide

Resinous, Waxy, Greasy
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Yellow, greenish yellow
Streak:
Pale yelloww
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
(001)
Fracture:
Splintery, Micaceous

Optical Data of MetavanuraliteHide

Type:
Biaxial

Chemical Properties of MetavanuraliteHide

Formula:
Al(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 8H2O

Crystallography of MetavanuraliteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.46 Å, b = 8.44 Å, c = 10.43 Å
α = 75.88°, β = 102.83°, γ = 90°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.239 : 1 : 1.236
Unit Cell V:
869.24 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Bladed crystals with oblique termination, usually in somewhat radial aggregates.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
9.92 (100)
5.10 (25)
4.174 (75)
4.086 (75)
3.240 (50)
3.153 (75)
3.073 (50)

Type Occurrence of MetavanuraliteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Yellow bladed crystals usually in radial clusters.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Hydrothermal uranium and vanadium deposit.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of MetavanuraliteHide

Other Language Names for MetavanuraliteHide

Relationship of Metavanuralite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
StrelkiniteNa2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OOrth.
TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.HB.05CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.05Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.10SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.15CurienitePb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
4.HB.15FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
4.HB.15FritzscheiteMn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)Tet.
4.HB.20VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.
4.HB.25MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.HB.25TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
4.HB.30StrelkiniteNa2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OOrth.
4.HB.35UvaniteU6+2V5+6O21 · 15H2O (?)Orth.
4.HB.40RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O

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

42.11.13.1VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.
42.11.13.3ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

21.4.1UvaniteU6+2V5+6O21 · 15H2O (?)Orth.
21.4.2Vanuranylite(H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 4H2O
21.4.3StrelkiniteNa2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OOrth.
21.4.4CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.5Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.6SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.7MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.8TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
21.4.9RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
21.4.10FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
21.4.12VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.
21.4.13CurienitePb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
21.4.14FritzscheiteMn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)Tet.
21.4.15Palenzonaite(Ca,Na)3CaMn2+2(VO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
21.4.16Santafeite(Na,Ca,Sr)12(Mn2+,Fe3+,Al,Mg)8Mn4+8(VO4)16(OH,O)20 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.17PyrobelonitePbMn2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
21.4.18BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
21.4.19ČechitePbFe2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.20HeyitePb5Fe2+2(VO4)2O4Mon.
21.4.21MounanaitePbFe3+2(VO4)2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
21.4.22SchubneliteFe3+VO4 · H2OTric.
21.4.23FervaniteFe3+4V5+4O16 · 5H2OMon.
21.4.24KazakhstaniteFe3+5V4+3V5+12O39(OH)9 · 9H2OMon.
21.4.25Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2OMon.
21.4.26Rusakovite(Fe3+,Al)5(VO4,PO4)2(OH)9 · 3H2O
21.4.27KolovratiteNixZny(VO4)0.67(x+y) · nH2O

Fluorescence of MetavanuraliteHide

Not fluorescent in 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 MetavanuraliteHide

Reference List:
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Cesbron, F. (1970): Nouvelles données sur la vanuralite. Existence de
la méta-vanuralite. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie 93: 242-248 (in French with English abs.). [Abs. in American Mineralogist (1971): 56: 637]

Internet Links for MetavanuraliteHide

Localities for MetavanuraliteHide

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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.
Gabon (TL)
 
  • Haut-Ogooué Province
    • Franceville
Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1970) 93, 242-248
USA
 
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • La Sal Quadrangle
Gunnar Färber
Mineral and/or Locality  
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