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Strelkinite

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About StrelkiniteHide

Mikhail Fedorovich Strelkin (1905-1965) - Russian mineralogist
Formula:
Na2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2O
Colour:
Golden yellow, yellow-green
Lustre:
Silky, Pearly
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Specific Gravity:
3.7 - 3.91
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Name:
Named after Mikhail Fedorovich Strelkin (21 November 1905- 2 November 1965), Russian mineralogist specializing in uranium ores.

Classification of StrelkiniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1973
4.HB.30

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
B : Uranyl Sorovanodates
40.2a.29.1

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2a : AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
21.4.3

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
4 : Vanadates of U, Mn, Fe or Ni

Physical Properties of StrelkiniteHide

Silky, Pearly
Colour:
Golden yellow, yellow-green
Hardness:
2 - 2½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
perpendicular to {001}
Density:
3.7 - 3.91 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of StrelkiniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.674 - 1.770 nβ = 1.855 - 1.907 nγ = 1.880 - 1.915
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.206
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
pale yellow to yellow

Chemical Properties of StrelkiniteHide

Formula:
Na2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2O

Crystallography of StrelkiniteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.64 Å, b = 8.36 Å, c = 32.72 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.273 : 1 : 3.914
Unit Cell V:
2,910.46 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
powdery, flat plates to 1.5mm

Occurrences of StrelkiniteHide

Type Occurrence of StrelkiniteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Arid sedimentary regions
Reference:
Alekseyeva, M. A., Chernikov, A. A., Shashkin, D. P., Kon'kova, Y. A., & Gavrilova, I. V. (1975). Strelkinite, a new uranyl vanadate. International Geology Review, 17(7), 813-816.

Synonyms of StrelkiniteHide

Other Language Names for StrelkiniteHide

German:Strelkinit
Spanish:Strelkinita

Relationship of Strelkinite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
MetavanuraliteAl(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 8H2OTric.
SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite5 photos of Strelkinite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.HB.05CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.05Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.10SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.HB.15CurienitePb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
4.HB.15FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
4.HB.15FritzscheiteMn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)Tet.
4.HB.20MetavanuraliteAl(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 8H2OTric.
4.HB.20VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.
4.HB.25MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.HB.25TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
4.HB.35UvaniteU6+2V5+6O21 · 15H2O (?)Orth.
4.HB.40RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

21.4.1UvaniteU6+2V5+6O21 · 15H2O (?)Orth.
21.4.2Vanuranylite(H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 4H2O
21.4.4CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.5Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.6SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
21.4.7MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.8TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
21.4.9RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
21.4.10FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
21.4.11MetavanuraliteAl(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 8H2OTric.
21.4.12VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(V2O8)(OH) · 11H2OMon.
21.4.13CurienitePb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2OOrth.
21.4.14FritzscheiteMn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)Tet.
21.4.15Palenzonaite(Ca,Na)3CaMn2+2(VO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
21.4.16Santafeite(Na,Ca,Sr)12(Mn2+,Fe3+,Al,Mg)8Mn4+8(VO4)16(OH,O)20 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.17PyrobelonitePbMn2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
21.4.18BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
21.4.19ČechitePbFe2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.4.20HeyitePb5Fe2+2(VO4)2O4Mon.
21.4.21MounanaitePbFe3+2(VO4)2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
21.4.22SchubneliteFe3+VO4 · H2OTric.
21.4.23FervaniteFe3+4V5+4O16 · 5H2OMon.
21.4.24KazakhstaniteFe3+5V4+3V5+12O39(OH)9 · 9H2OMon.
21.4.25Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2OMon.
21.4.26Rusakovite(Fe3+,Al)5(VO4,PO4)2(OH)9 · 3H2O
21.4.27KolovratiteNixZny(VO4)0.67(x+y) · nH2O

Fluorescence of StrelkiniteHide

weak dirty green (Tobacco color)

Other InformationHide

Notes:
dissolves in cold dilute acids.
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 StrelkiniteHide

Reference List:
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Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1974): 103: 576-580.
Alekseyeva, M. A., Chernikov, A. A., Shashkin, D. P., Kon'kova, Y. A., & Gavrilova, I. V. (1975). Strelkinite, a new uranyl vanadate. International Geology Review, 17(7), 813-816.
American Mineralogist (1975): 60: 488.
Evgeny V. Suleimanov, Nikolay V. Somov, Evgeny V. Chuprunov, Ekaterina F. Mayatskikh, Wulf Depmeier, and Evgeny V. Alekseev (2012): A Detailed Study of the Dehydration Process in Synthetic Strelkinite, Na[(UO2)(VO4)] · nH2O (n = 0, 1, 2). Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials 227, 522-529.

Internet Links for StrelkiniteHide

Localities for StrelkiniteHide

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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
 
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Robertstown
Peter Elliott
Jordan
 
  • Amman
    • Hashem region
M.N.Murashko specimen
Khoury, H. N. (2014). Geochemistry of Surficial Uranium Deposits from Central Jordan.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Almaty
    • Alakol
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
ZVMO (1974) 103, 576-580
    • Sarkand
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
No reference listed
Palestine
 
  • West Bank
    • Hatrurim Formation
Sokol, E.V., Gaskova, O.L., Kokh, S.N., Kozmenko, O.A., Seryotkin, Y.V., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M.N. (2011): Chromatite and its Cr3+- and Cr6+-bearing precursor minerals from the Nabi Musa Mottled Zone complex, Judean Desert. American Mineralogist 96, 659-674.
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Emery Co.
      • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
        • Delta
Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Mineral and/or Locality  
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