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Ningyoite

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Formula:
CaU(PO4)2 · 1-2H2O
Colour:
Brownish green to brown
Hardness:
3 - 4
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in 1959 by Tadashi Muto, Robert Meyrowitz, Alfred M. Pommer, and Toru Murano for the type locality, Ningyo-toge mine, Japan.
A potential Fe-Th-REE analogue is known as 'UM1979-10-PO:FeHREETh'. Also comparable to 'UM1980-04-PO:CaHREETh'.


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Classification of NingyoiteHide

Approved
First Published:
1959
8.CJ.85

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
J : With only large cations
40.4.8.1

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
4 : (AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
19.11.13

19 : Phosphates
11 : Phosphates of U

Physical Properties of NingyoiteHide

Colour:
Brownish green to brown
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of NingyoiteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.690 - 1.700 nβ = 1.640 - 1.710
Max Birefringence:
δ = 1.690
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
not discernible
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Paler in X direction

Chemical Properties of NingyoiteHide

Formula:
CaU(PO4)2 · 1-2H2O
IMA Formula:
(U,Ca,Ce)2(PO4)2 · 1-2H2O

Crystallography of NingyoiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.78 Å, b = 12.1 Å, c = 6.38 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.56 : 1 : 0.527
Unit Cell V:
523.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of NingyoiteHide

Other Language Names for NingyoiteHide

German:Ningyoit
Japanese:人形石
Spanish:Ningyoita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CJ.05StercoriteNa(NH4)HPO4 · 4H2OTric.
8.CJ.10Mundrabillaite(NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2 · H2OMon. m : Pm
8.CJ.10Swaknoite(NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2 · H2OOrth.
8.CJ.15NabaphiteNaBaPO4 · 9H2OIso.
8.CJ.15NastrophiteNa(Sr,Ba)PO4 · 9H2O
8.CJ.20HaidingeriteCaHAsO4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
8.CJ.25VladimiriteCa4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH) · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CJ.30FerrarisiteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CJ.35Machatschkiite(Ca,Na)6(AsO4)(HAsO4)3(PO4,SO4) · 15H2OHex.
8.CJ.40PhaunouxiteCa3(AsO4)2 · 11H2OTric.
8.CJ.40RauenthaliteCa3(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CJ.45Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Grayite(Th,Pb,Ca)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Ce)(Ce,La)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(La)(La,Ce)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,La)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2OHex.
8.CJ.45SmirnovskiteCaTh(PO4)2 · nH2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.50ArdealiteCa2(HPO4)(SO4) · 4H2OMon. m : Bb
8.CJ.50BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CJ.50PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2OMon. m
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · 2H2OMon.
8.CJ.55McneariteNaCa5(AsO4)(HAsO4)4 · 4H2OTric.
8.CJ.60DorfmaniteNa2HPO4 · 2H2OOrth.
8.CJ.65SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/nnm
8.CJ.65BariosincositeBa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 4H2OTet.
8.CJ.70CatalanoiteNa2(HPO4) · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ibca
8.CJ.75GuériniteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

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

40.4.8.2LermontoviteU(PO4)(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
40.4.8.3VyacheslaviteU(PO4)(OH) · nH2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.11.1LermontoviteU(PO4)(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
19.11.2MetavanmeersscheiteU6+(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
19.11.3VanmeersscheiteU6+(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OOrth.
19.11.4Chernikovite(H3O)2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet.
19.11.5VyacheslaviteU(PO4)(OH) · nH2OOrth.
19.11.6MetanatroautuniteNa(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/ncc
19.11.7YingjiangiteK2Ca(UO2)7(PO4)4(OH)6 · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
19.11.8Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
19.11.9Uramphite(NH4)2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2OTet.
19.11.10TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
19.11.11MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
19.11.12SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
19.11.14Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
19.11.15AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
19.11.16Pseudo-autunite(H3O)4Ca2(UO2)2(PO4)4 · 5H2OOrth.
19.11.17PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2OOrth.
19.11.18Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
19.11.19UlrichiteCaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
19.11.20BergeniteCa2Ba4(UO2)9(PO4)6O6 · 16H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
19.11.21Metauranocircite-IBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 7H2OMon. 2 : P21
19.11.22UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OTet.
19.11.23RanunculiteHAl(UO2)(PO4)(OH)3 · 4H2OMon.
19.11.24TrianguliteAl3(UO2)4(PO4)4(OH)5 · 5H2OTric.
19.11.25MunditeAl(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5.5H2OOrth.
19.11.26UpaliteAl(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 7H2OMon.
19.11.27FurongiteAl13(UO2)7(PO4)13(OH)14 · 58H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.11.28ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2OMon.
19.11.29PhuralumiteAl2(UO2)3(PO4)3(OH)2 · 13H2OMon.
19.11.30MoreauiteAl3(UO2)(PO4)3(OH)2 · 13H2O
19.11.31SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
19.11.32Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)Orth. mm2 : Pnn2
19.11.33AlthupiteAlTh(UO2)7(PO4)4(OH)5O2 · 15H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.11.34Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2OMon.
19.11.35Kivuite(Th,Ca,Pb)(UO2)4(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 7H2O
19.11.36ParsonsitePb2(UO2)(PO4)2Tric. 1 : P1
19.11.37DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmma
19.11.38DumontitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
19.11.39PrzhevalskitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth.
19.11.40LehneriteMn2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon.
19.11.41BassetiteFe2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
19.11.42Vochtenite(Fe2+,Mg)Fe3+(UO2)4(PO4)4(OH) · 12-13H2OMon.

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 NingyoiteHide

Reference List:
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Muto, T., Meyrowitz, R., Pommer, A.M., Murano, T. (1959) Ningyoite, a a new uranous phosphate mineral from Japan. The American Mineralogist: 44: 633-650.
Boyle, D.R., Littlejohn, A.L., Roberts, A.C., Watson, D.M. (1981) Ningyoite in uranium deposits of South-central British Columbia; first North American occurrence. Canadian Mineralogist: 19: 325-331.
Doinikova, O.A. (2007) Uranium Deposits with a New Phosphate Type of Blacks. Geology of Ore Deposits: 49(1): 80-86.

Internet Links for NingyoiteHide

Localities for NingyoiteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Northern Territory
    • Coomalie Shire
      • Batchelor
        • Rum Jungle
Geosciences, Museums Victoria
Bulgaria
 
  • Haskovo Oblast (Khaskovo Oblast)
    • Mineralni Bani Obshtina
      • Tatarevo
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
    • Simeonovgrad Obshtina
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
      • Simeonovgrad
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
  • Plovdiv Oblast
    • Rakovski
      • Momino Selo
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Greenwood Mining Division
      • Kelowna
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 19,p p. 325-331(1981)
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 19,p p. 325-331(1981)
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Hradec Králové Region
      • Trutnov (Trautenau)
        • Radvanice
Jirásek, J.: Thermal Changes of the Rocks in the Dump Pile of the Kateřina Colliery in Radvanice (Eastern Bohemia). Ostrava: VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Institute of Geological Engineering - 541, 2001. 69 p.
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1); Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
    • Liberec Region
      • Česká Lípa (Böhmisch Leipa)
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
      • Česká Lípa (Böhmische Leipa)
        • Stráž (Wartenberg)
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
Scharm, B.: Přehled minerálů nalezených v oblasti uranových koncentrací v severočeské křídě. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 169-172.
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Jihlava District
        • Polná
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
      • Žďár nad Sázavou District
        • Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1); Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
France
 
  • Brittany
    • Morbihan
      • Bubry
R. Pierrot, L. Chauris, C. Laforêt and F. Pillard : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 9 : Morbihan", BRGM, 1980.
      • Guern
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
      • Lignol
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
Gabon
 
  • Haut-Ogooué Province
    • Franceville
Utsunomiya, S., Deditius, A. P., Pointeau, V., & Ewing, R. C. (2008). Coffinite and ningyoite from the natural nuclear reactor at Bangombe, Gabon. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72(12suppl. 1), A968.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Tottori Prefecture
Muto, T. (1962). The Precipitation Environment of Ningyoite. Mineralogical Journal, 3(5-6), 306-337.
Muto, T., Meyrowitz, R., Pommer, A.M., Murano, T. (1959) Ningyoite, a new uranous phosphate mineral from Japan. The American Mineralogist: 44: 633-650. ; Muto, T. (1962). The Precititation Environment of Ningyoite. Mineralogical Journal, 3(5-6), 306-337.
        • Tohgoh-cho
Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Kazakhstan
 
  • Akmola Province (Aqmola Oblysy; Akmolinskaya Oblast')
    • Enbekshil'derskoye (Yenbekshil'derskiy)
      • Koksengirsky Uranium ore field (Zaozernoye)
Doinikova, O.A. (2007):Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
  • Northern Kazakhstan Province (Soltüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Severo-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Saumalkol' (Volodarskoye)
      • Grachevsky Uranium ore field
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
    • Dzierżoniów District
      • Piława Górna (Ober Peilau; Gnadenfrei)
        • DSS Piława Górna Quarry
Pieczka, A., Włodek, A., Gołębiowska, B., Szełęg, E., Szuszkiewicz, A., Ilnicki, S., Nejbert, K., Turniak, K. (2015): Phosphate-bearing pegmatites in the Góry Sowie Block and adjacent areas, Sudetes, SW Poland. 7th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, PEG 2015 Książ, Poland. Abstracts: 77-78
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Vitim Plateau
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
      • Yeniseisk Autonomous Oblast'
Kondrat'eva, I.A., Maksimova, I.G., and Nad'yarnykh, G.I. (2004): Lithology and Mineral Resources 39(4), 333-344.
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Kurganskaya Oblast'
Doinikova, O. A., Solodov, I. N., & Chertok, M. B. (2009). Mineral composition of uranium ore at the Dalmatovo deposit, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 51(6), 486-495.
Uzbekistan
 
  • Navoiy Viloyati (Navoi)
    • Central Kyzylkum Region
      • Auminzatau Mts
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Doinikova, O.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(1), 80-86.
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