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Arsenuranylite

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About ArsenuranyliteHide

Formula:
Ca(UO2)4(AsO4)2(OH)4 · 6H2O
Colour:
Orange
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in allusion to its composition, containing ARSENic and URANium, and probable relation to phosphuranylite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Arsenuranylite.


Classification of ArsenuranyliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.EC.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
E : Uranyl phosphates and arsenates
C : UO2:RO4 = 3:2
42.4.9.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
4 : (AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
20.7.8

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
7 : Arsenates of U

Physical Properties of ArsenuranyliteHide

Colour:
Orange

Optical Data of ArsenuranyliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.738 nβ = 1.761 nγ = 1.774
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.036
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v moderate

Chemical Properties of ArsenuranyliteHide

Formula:
Ca(UO2)4(AsO4)2(OH)4 · 6H2O

Crystallography of ArsenuranyliteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 15.4 Å, b = 17.4 Å, c = 13.77 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.885 : 1 : 0.791
Unit Cell V:
3,689.81 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ArsenuranyliteHide

Other Language Names for ArsenuranyliteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Metazeunerite2 photos of Arsenuranylite associated with Metazeunerite on mindat.org.
Schoepite2 photos of Arsenuranylite associated with Schoepite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.EC.05Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2OMon.
8.EC.05PhuralumiteAl2(UO2)3(PO4)3(OH)2 · 13H2OMon.
8.EC.05UpaliteAl(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 7H2OMon.
8.EC.05Françoisite-(Ce)(Ce,Nd,Ca)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.EC.10DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmma
8.EC.10Kivuite(Th,Ca,Pb)(UO2)4(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 7H2O
8.EC.10Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
8.EC.10YingjiangiteK2Ca(UO2)7(PO4)4(OH)6 · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
8.EC.15DumontitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.EC.15HügelitePb2(UO2)3(AsO4)2O2 · 5H2OMon.
8.EC.20MetavanmeersscheiteU6+(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
8.EC.20VanmeersscheiteU6+(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OOrth.
8.EC.20ArsenovanmeersscheiteU6+(UO2)3(AsO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.EC.25AlthupiteAlTh(UO2)7(PO4)4(OH)5O2 · 15H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.EC.30MunditeAl(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5.5H2OOrth.
8.EC.35PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2OOrth.
8.EC.40BergeniteCa2Ba4(UO2)9(PO4)6O6 · 16H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

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

42.4.9.3Kivuite(Th,Ca,Pb)(UO2)4(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 7H2O

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

20.7.1Trögerite(H3O)(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
20.7.2Natrouranospinite(Na2,Ca)(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
20.7.3AbernathyiteK(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/ncc
20.7.4MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
20.7.5ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
20.7.6MetanováčekiteMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
20.7.7Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
20.7.9MetauranospiniteCa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
20.7.10UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
20.7.11MetaheinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTet. 4mm
20.7.12HeinrichiteBa(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
20.7.13MetalodèviteZn(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTet.
20.7.14ArsenuranospathiteAl[(UO2)(AsO4)]2F(H2O)20Orth. mm2 : Pnn2
20.7.15HallimonditePb2(UO2)(AsO4)2 · nH2O, 0 ≤ n ≤ 0.5Tric. 1 : P1
20.7.16HügelitePb2(UO2)3(AsO4)2O2 · 5H2OMon.
20.7.17AsselbornitePb(BiO)3(UO2)4(AsO4)2(OH)7·4H2OIso.
20.7.18MetakahleriteFe2+(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
20.7.19KahleriteFe(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2OTet. 4/m : P42/n
20.7.20MetakirchheimeriteCo(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1

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 ArsenuranyliteHide

Reference List:
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Belova, L. N. (1958): Arsenuranylite, the arsenic analog of phosphuranylite. Zapiski Vserossiiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 87, 598-602. (in Russian).
American Mineralogist: 44: 208.

Internet Links for ArsenuranyliteHide

Localities for ArsenuranyliteHide

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

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Menzenschwand
Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Hunsrück
      • Birkenfeld
        • Ellweiler
Aufschluss 69/(7+8), Lapis 79/(7+8)
  • Saxony
    • Vogtland
      • Zobes-Bergen District
        • Bergen U deposit
          • Bergen
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
South Africa
 
  • Western Cape Province
    • Central Karoo District
Minerals of South Africa
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Lleida (Lérida)
      • El Pallars Jussà
        • La Vall Fosca
          • La Torre de Cabdella (La Torre de Capdella)
            • Castell-estaó
Joan Abella i Creus and Joan Viñals i Olià (2012) NUEVOS MINERALES DE LA “MINA EUREKA”: METAMUNIRITA, SCHRÖCKINGERITA, BOLTWOODITA Y GORDAITA, CASTELL-ESTAÓ, LA TORRE DE CABDELLA, LLEIDA, ESPAÑA. - http://mineralsabella.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/nuevos-minerales-de-la-mina-eureka.html
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
      • Sheenjek District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
Uzbekistan (TL)
 
  • Namangan Viloyati
    • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
      • Pap
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Frost, R. L., Cejka, J., & Dickfos, M. J. (2009). Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl minerals vanmeersscheite U (OH) 4 [(UO2) 3 (PO4) 2 (OH) 2]. 4H2O and arsenouranylite Ca (UO2)[(UO2) 3 (AsO4) 2 (OH) 2].(OH) 2.6 H2O. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 71(5), 1799-1803.
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