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Moluranite

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About MoluraniteHide

Formula:
H4U4+(UO2)3(MoO4)7 · 18H2O
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
3 - 4
Name:
Named for the composition, that includes MOLybdenum and URANium.
This page provides mineralogical data about Moluranite.


Classification of MoluraniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1959
7.HA.15

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
H : Uranium and uranyl molybdates and wolframates
A : With U4+
49.1.2.1

49 : HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
1 : Acid Hydrated Molybdates and Tungstates
27.3.9

27 : Sulphites, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
3 : Molybdates

Physical Properties of MoluraniteHide

Resinous
Colour:
Black
Comment:
Brown in thin fragments
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle

Chemical Properties of MoluraniteHide

Formula:
H4U4+(UO2)3(MoO4)7 · 18H2O

Type Occurrence of MoluraniteHide

Other Language Names for MoluraniteHide

German:Moluranit
Spanish:Moluranita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.HA.05SedoviteU(MoO4)2Orth.
7.HA.10CousiniteMgU2Mo2O11 · 6H2O

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

27.3.1LindgreniteCu3(MoO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
27.3.2PowelliteCa(MoO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
27.3.3WulfenitePb(MoO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
27.3.4KoechliniteBi2MoO6Orth. mm2 : Pna21
27.3.5SedoviteU(MoO4)2Orth.
27.3.6MouriteUMo5O12(OH)10Mon.
27.3.7Iriginite(UO2)Mo2O7 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
27.3.8Umohoite(UO2)MoO4 · 2H2OTric.
27.3.10CousiniteMgU2Mo2O11 · 6H2O
27.3.11Calcurmolite(Ca,Na)2(UO2)3Mo2(O,OH)11 · nH2O
27.3.12TengchongiteCaO · 6UO3 · 2MoO3 · 12H2OOrth.
27.3.13KamiokiteFe2Mo3O8Hex.
27.3.14FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn

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 MoluraniteHide

Reference List:
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Soboleva, M.V., Pudovkina, I.A. (1957) Moluranite. in Mineraly Urana, Spravochnik (Uranium Minerals Handbook, Moscow): 252-253.
Fleischer, M. (1958) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 43: 378-387.
Epshtein, G.Y. (1959) On the molybdates of uranium — moluranite and iriginite. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo (Vserossiyskogo) Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 88(5): 564-570.
Fleischer, M. (1960) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 45: 252-258.

Internet Links for MoluraniteHide

Localities for MoluraniteHide

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.
China
 
  • Guizhou Province
    • Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture
      • Xingyi Co.
Mingfa Zhang, Xiqi He, Wen Xiao, and Meixue Zhang (2005): Guizhou Geology 22(3), 184-187
  • Hebei Province
    • Zhangjiakou Prefecture
      • Guyuan Co.
MENG, Y., FAN, H., WANG, F., CHEN, D., & WANG, S. (2010). Mineralogical Characterization of the 460 Deposit, Guyuan Area, Hebei Province, China. Geosciences, 27(3), 149-154.
Egypt
 
  • Red Sea Governorate
    • Eastern Desert
      • Central Eastern Desert
Hussein, H. A., & Bakhit, F. S. (1988). Uranium-Bearing Alkaline Volcanics of North Wadi Kariem and Surroundings, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mining Geology, 38(207), 39-48.
  • South Sinai Governorate
    • Abu Zeneima (Abu Zenima)
Bisher, A. H. (2012). Primary uranium mineralization in paleochannels of the Um Bogma formation at Allouga Southwestern Sinai. Eleventh Arab Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy. Khartoum. Sudan. 16-20 December 2012
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Bacoachi
      • Bacoachi
Analysis by and from the collection of Sid Williams
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
          • Torgo River Basin
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Mineral and/or Locality  
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