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About Ardennite-(V)Hide

Specific Gravity:
3.55 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Member of:
In allusion to its relationship to ardennite-(As) and the dominance of VO4 over AsO4 in the composition.
The VO4-analogue of ardennite-(As) and the Ca-analogue of kannanite.

Structurally closely related to lavoisierite.

Classification of Ardennite-(V)Hide

Approval Year:

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
B : Sorosilicates
J : Sorosilicates with Si3O10, Si4O11, etc. anions; cations in octahedral [6] and greater coordination

Physical Properties of Ardennite-(V)Hide

None Observed
None observed.
3.55 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Ardennite-(V)Hide

X = Pale yellow
Y = Pale yellow
Z = Yellowish

Chemical Properties of Ardennite-(V)Hide


Crystallography of Ardennite-(V)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.76 Å, b = 5.838 Å, c = 18.56 Å
a:b:c = 1.501 : 1 : 3.179
Unit Cell V:
949.17 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Crystals elongated parallel to [010] and are very thin (up to 1 mm long and a few microns in diamater).

Type Occurrence of Ardennite-(V)Hide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Centro Interdipartementale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, University Pisa-Calci
Museo Regiononale de Scienze Naturali, Torino

Synonyms of Ardennite-(V)Hide

Other Language Names for Ardennite-(V)Hide

Simplified Chinese:钒硅铝锰石

Relationship of Ardennite-(V) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlpeiteCa4Mn3+2Al2(Mn3+Mg)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(V5+O4)(OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
Ardennite-(As)Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
KannaniteCa4Al4(AlMg)(VO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Piemontite1 photo of Ardennite-(V) associated with Piemontite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.BJ.05OrientiteCa8Mn3+10(SiO4)3(Si3O10)3(OH)10 · 4H2O Orth.
9.BJ.15TrabzoniteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2Orth. mm2 : Ama2
9.BJ.25TiragalloiteMn2+4As5+Si3O12(OH)Mon. 2/m
9.BJ.35RuiziteCa2Mn3+2[Si4O11(OH)2](OH)2·2H2OMon. 2
9.BJ.40Ardennite-(As)Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.BJ.50KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.BJ.55ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18ClIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
9.BJ.60HubeiteCa2Mn2+Fe3+[HSi4O13] · 2H2OTric.
9.BJ.65Cassagnaite(Ca,Mn2+)4(Fe3+,Mn3+,Al)4(V3+,Mg,Al)2(Si3O10)(SiO4)2(OH,O)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm

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 Ardennite-(V)Hide

Reference List:
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Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1987): Ardennite from Sanbagawa in Sanbagawa metamorphic terrain,. Kanto Mountains, Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Series C, 13, 1-11. (First analytical confirmation of V-dominant ardennite, but not proposed as a new species at that time.)
Chimenti, S. (2004): Studio cristallochimico di campioni di ardennite da località italiane ed estere. Ph.D.Thesis Pisa University.
Pasero, M. & Orlandi, P. (2006): Two new minerals from Italy: ardennite-(V) and allanite-(La). International Mineralogical Association 19th General Meeting, Kobe, Japan, July 23-28 (2006), Conference Abstract Volume.
Barresi, A., Orlandi, P., Pasero, M. (2007): History of ardennite and the new mineral ardennite-(V). European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 581-587.

Internet Links for Ardennite-(V)Hide

Localities for Ardennite-(V)Hide

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.
  • Salzburg
    • Lungau
      • Taurach valley
Kolitsch, U., Schachinger, T. and Bernhard, F. (2015): Ardennite-(As), ardennite-(V), gasparite-(Ce) and chernovite-(Y): first results of a mineralogical study of the metaradiolarite-hosted manganese ore mineralisations in the Fuchssee area, Radstadt Tauern, Salzburg, Austria. MinPet 2015, Leoben, Austria, September 10-13; abstract in Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 161, 67.
  • Wallonia
    • Liège
      • Stavelot Massif
Hatert, F., Blondieau, M., Puccio, S., Baijot, M. et Gustine, C. (2014) - Le gisement de manganèse de la vallée de la Lienne, Belgique. Le Règne Minéral, 117, pp. 5-28, editions du Piat.
          • Werbomont
Stefan Weiss (2008) Lapis, 33, #2, 8.
    • Luxembourg
      • Stavelot Massif
        • Vielsalm
Stefan Weiss (2008) Lapis, 33, #2, 8.
  • Central Greece
    • Euboea
      • Euboea Island
Stefan Weiss (2008) Lapis, 33, #2, 8.
  • Aosta Valley
    • Nus
      • Saint-Barthélemy
Barresi, A., Orlandi, P., Pasero, M. (2007): History of ardennite and the new mineral ardennite-(V). European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 581-587
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Genova
        • Varenna Valley
Balestra C. (2014): Sistematica ligure 2014. Prie, 10, 35-37; Munì F. (2014): Caratterizzazione mineralogica e minerochimica delle quarziti manganesifere della Val Varenna (Liguria). Università degli Studi di Genova. Scuola di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali. Tesi di laurea triennale in Scienze Geologiche, 70 pp.
      • Graveglia Valley
        • Ne
Probed by Dr. Tony Kampf, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County, USA
  • Piedmont
    • Torino Province
      • Canavese District
        • Orco Valley
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
Barresi, A., Orlandi, P., Pasero, M. (2007): History of ardennite and the new mineral ardennite-(V). European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 581-587.
            • Feilongo
Ciriotti, M.E., Fascio, L., Pasero, M. (2009): Italian type minerals. Edizioni Plus – Università di Pisa, Pisa, 357 pp.
  • Gunma
    • Tano-gun
      • Oniishi-machi (Onishi-machi)
        • Sambagawa
Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1987): Ardennite from Sanbagawa in Sanbagawa metamorphic terrain,. Kanto Mountains, Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Series C, 13, 1-11.
North Macedonia
  • Prilep
Altherr, R., Soder, C., Meyer, H.-P., Ludwig, T., Böhm, M. (2017): Ardennite within a high-P/T metamorphic conglomerate near Vitoliste in the westernmost Vardar zone, Republic of Macedonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, (in press).
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