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Metazellerite

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About MetazelleriteHide

Howard Davis Zeller
Formula:
Ca(UO2)(CO3)2 · 3H2O
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for being dehydrated zellerite. The root name is for Howard Davis Zeller (24 December 1922, Warren, Ohio, USA - 14 April 2009, Denver, Colorado, USA), geologist with the United States Geological Survey who discovered zellerite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Metazellerite.


Classification of MetazelleriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1965
5.EC.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
E : Uranyl Carbonates
C : UO2:CO3 < 1:1 - 1:2
15.3.1.2

15 : HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
3 : AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p = 1:1
11.11.6

11 : Carbonates
11 : Carbonates of Cr and U

Physical Properties of MetazelleriteHide

Hardness:

Optical Data of MetazelleriteHide

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of MetazelleriteHide

Formula:
Ca(UO2)(CO3)2 · 3H2O

Crystallography of MetazelleriteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.71 Å, b = 18.22 Å, c = 4.96 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.533 : 1 : 0.272
Unit Cell V:
877.50 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of MetazelleriteHide

Synonyms of MetazelleriteHide

Other Language Names for MetazelleriteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.EC.05FontaniteCa(UO2)3(CO3)4 · 3H2OOrth.
5.EC.10ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.

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

15.3.1.1ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.11.1StichtiteMg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
11.11.2Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3Orth. mm2 : Imm2
11.11.3Joliotite(UO2)CO3 · nH2OOrth.
11.11.4GrimseliteK3Na(UO2)(CO3)3 · H2OHex.
11.11.5BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2OMon.
11.11.7ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.
11.11.8WyartiteCaU5+(UO2)2(CO3)O4(OH) · 7H2OOrth.
11.11.9UrancalcariteCa(UO2)3(CO3)(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth.
11.11.10SharpiteCa(UO2)3(CO3)4 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
11.11.11VogliteCa2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4 · 6H2OMon.
11.11.12AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2OTrig. 3 : R3
11.11.13SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
11.11.14RabbittiteCa3Mg3(UO2)2(CO3)6(OH)4 · 18H2OMon.
11.11.15Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2OMon. 2/m
11.11.16Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
11.11.17Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2OHex.
11.11.18Bijvoetite-(Y)Y8(UO2)16(CO3)16O8(OH)8 · 39H2OMon.
11.11.19WidenmannitePb2(OH)2[(UO2)(CO3)2]Orth.
11.11.20ZnucaliteZn12Ca(UO2)(CO3)3(OH)22 · 4H2OOrth.

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 MetazelleriteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1966): 51: 1567-1578.

Internet Links for MetazelleriteHide

Localities for MetazelleriteHide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
        • Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8), 52
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Krødsherad
      • Krøderen Lake
Collected by (Sigurd Stordal) & analyzed by (Pavel Kartashov)
USA
 
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • White Canyon District
        • White Canyon
          • Fry Mesa
  • Wyoming
    • Fremont Co.
      • Gas Hills District
Amer.Min.(1966) 51, 1567-1578
Mineral and/or Locality  
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