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Tanteuxenite-(Y)

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About Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Formula:
Y(Ta,Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6
Colour:
Brown-black; amber-yellow (transmitted light)
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
5 - 6
Specific Gravity:
5.4 - 5.9
Member of:
Name:
The name reflects its tantalum content and similarity to euxenite-(Y).
Isostructural with:
This page provides mineralogical data about Tanteuxenite-(Y).


Classification of Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
4.DG.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
G : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
8.3.8.3

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
3 : AB2O6
18.4.6

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
4 : Niobates and tantalates containing both U and rare earths

Physical Properties of Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Resinous
Colour:
Brown-black; amber-yellow (transmitted light)
Hardness:
5 - 6 on Mohs scale
Fracture:
Sub-Conchoidal
Density:
5.4 - 5.9 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Formula:
Y(Ta,Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6

Type Occurrence of Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Synonyms of Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Other Language Names for Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Relationship of Tanteuxenite-(Y) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
Kobeite-(Y)(REE,Fe,U)3 Zr(Ti,Nb)3 O12
Loranskite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Ca)ZrTaO6 (?)
Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
Yttrocrasite-(Y)(Y,Th,Ca,U)(Ti,Fe)2(O,OH)6Amor.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Strüverite3 photos of Tanteuxenite-(Y) associated with Strüverite on mindat.org.
Polycrase-(Y)1 photo of Tanteuxenite-(Y) associated with Polycrase-(Y) on mindat.org.
Euxenite-(Y)1 photo of Tanteuxenite-(Y) associated with Euxenite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Fluorapatite1 photo of Tanteuxenite-(Y) associated with Fluorapatite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.DG.05Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DG.05Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DG.05Kobeite-(Y)(REE,Fe,U)3 Zr(Ti,Nb)3 O12
4.DG.05Loranskite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Ca)ZrTaO6 (?)
4.DG.05Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DG.05Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DG.05Yttrocrasite-(Y)(Y,Th,Ca,U)(Ti,Fe)2(O,OH)6Amor.
4.DG.10Fergusonite-(Y)-βYNbO4Mon. 2/m
4.DG.10Fergusonite-(Nd)-β(Nd,Ce)NbO4
4.DG.10Fergusonite-(Ce)-β(Ce,La,Nd)NbO4
4.DG.10Yttrotantalite-(Y)(Y,U4+,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)(O,OH)4Orth.
4.DG.10Beta-Fergusonite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce)NbO4
4.DG.15FoorditeSn2+(Nb,Ta)2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.DG.15Thoreaulite(Sn2+,Pb)(Ta,Nb)2O6Mon.
4.DG.20RaspitePb(WO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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

8.3.8.1Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.3.8.2Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.3.8.4Yttrocrasite-(Y)(Y,Th,Ca,U)(Ti,Fe)2(O,OH)6Amor.
8.3.8.5Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

18.4.1Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)Iso.
18.4.2Yttrocolumbite-(Y)Y(U4+,Fe2+)Nb2O8
18.4.3Yttrotantalite-(Y)(Y,U4+,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)(O,OH)4Orth.
18.4.4IshikawaiteU4+Fe2+Nb2O8Mon.
18.4.5Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.4.7Kobeite-(Y)(REE,Fe,U)3 Zr(Ti,Nb)3 O12
18.4.8Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.4.9Yttropyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.4.10Calciobetafite (of Mazzi & Munno)(Ca,Na)2(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)7
18.4.11Yttrobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
18.4.12Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn

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 Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Reference List:
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Smpson (1928), Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia: 14: 45.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 791.
American Mineralogist (1960): 45: 756.

Internet Links for Tanteuxenite-(Y)Hide

Localities for Tanteuxenite-(Y)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.
Australia (TL)
 
  • Western Australia
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Shaw River District
Journ.Roy.Soc.West. Australia (1928) 14, 45; Pegmatites of Western Australia; M Jacobson, M Calderwood, B Grguric; Hesperian Press, Perth 2007
Pegmatites of Western Australia; M Jacobson, M Calderwood, B Grguric; Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007.
    • Port Hedland Shire
      • Abydos Station
Simpson, E.S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina North West Australia, The American Mineralogist, Vol 13, No.9 September pp 457-468, 1928.
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007). Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
      • Mugarinya Community (Yandearra; Yandeearra; Yandeyarra)
Simpson, E.S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina North West Australia, American Mineralogist, 13:9, 457-468. Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
    • Upper Gascoyne Shire
      • Yinnietharra (Yinnietharra Station; Yinnetharra)
Peter Downes, Western Australia Museum
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Obersulzbach valley
        • Hopffeld area
Zappel, A. (1986): Verwachsungen von Tanteuxenit mit Brookit vom Hopffeldboden. Lapis, 11 (4), 20 (in German).; A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
Bulgaria
 
  • Smolyan Oblast
Svetoslav Petrussenko, Iliya Dimitrov, Kostadin Glushkov, Lubomir Metodiev (2007) A Wonderful World of Minerals (Minerals, Mineral Deposits and Localities from the Area of the Town of Chepelare). Fourth International Symposium Mineral Diversity Research and Preservation pp229-233
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
  • Kasaï-Oriental
"Minerals and their Localities," Bernard and Hyrsl, 2004
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Trontano
          • Cosasca
Daniele Ravagnani - I giacimenti uraniferi italiani - Gruppo Min. Lombardo - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, 1974
        • Vigezzo Valley
          • Craveggia
            • Rio Vasca
De Pol C., Vescovi Minutti L. (1967) - Ricerche roentgenografiche sulla tanteuxenite di Craveggia (delorenzite di Zambonini) Rend. Soc. Min. It. - Milano, vol. 22-23 pp. 31-45 and Daniele Ravagnani - I giacimenti uraniferi italiani - Gruppo Min. Lombardo - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, 1974
          • Druogno
            • Antoliva Valley
              • Alpe Campra (Campra)
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.
          • Trontano
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.
Sweden
 
  • Uppland
    • Vaxholm
      • Resarö
Pavel M. Kartashov data
USA
 
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • East Hampton (Chatham)
Fred E. Davis Collection
  • Michigan
    • Marquette Co.
      • Republic
Buchholz, T.W., Falster, A.U. and Simmons, W.B. (2013) Accessory mineralogy of the Black River pegmatite and Humboldt granite, Marquette County, Michigan. The 40th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, Contributed Papers in Specimen Mineralogy, 9-10.
  • Texas
    • Burnet Co.
Self-Collected by Franklin Roberts
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