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Yttriaite-(Y)

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About Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Formula:
Y2O3
Colour:
white
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
5 - 6
Specific Gravity:
5.073 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named after the English name "yttria" for yttrium oxide.
NOTE: not to be confused with Yttrialite-(Y)
This page provides mineralogical data about Yttriaite-(Y).


Classification of Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2010
4.CC.

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
C : Metal: Oxygen = 2: 3,3: 5, and similar
C : With large and medium-sized cations

Physical Properties of Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
white
Streak:
white
Hardness:
5 - 6 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=653.91 - Vickers
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
{111} on synthetic
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
5.073 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Type:
Isotropic
RI values:
n = 1.931
Birefringence:
Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Formula:
Y2O3

Crystallography of Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.6018(7) Å
Unit Cell V:
1,191.62 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
16
Morphology:
Octahedrons

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.328 (12)
3.060 (100)
2.650(25)
2.499 (5)
2.260 (5)
2.079 (4)
1.874 (41)
1.598 (26)

Type Occurrence of Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
isolated crystals <6 µm in diameter embedded in tungsten.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineral Sciences Department, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (California, U.S.A.), catalog number 63272, and one is in the collections of Fersman Mineralogical Museum (Moscow, Russia), registered number 4147/1.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tungsten4 photos of Yttriaite-(Y) associated with Tungsten on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.CC.AllendeiteSc4Zr3O12Trig. 3 : R3
4.CC.05ChrombismiteBi16CrO27Tet.
4.CC.10FreudenbergiteNa2(Ti,Fe)8O16Mon.
4.CC.15GrossiteCaAl4O7Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.CC.20ChlormayeniteCa12Al14O32[◻4Cl2]Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
4.CC.25YafsoaniteCa3Zn3(TeO6)2Iso. m3 (2/m 3)
4.CC.30LatrappiteCa2NbFe3+O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.CC.30LueshiteNaNbO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.CC.30NatroniobiteNaNbO3Mon.
4.CC.30PerovskiteCaTiO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.CC.30BarioperovskiteBaTiO3Orth. mm2 : Amm2
4.CC.30LakargiiteCa(Zr,Sn,Ti)O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.CC.30MegawiteCaSnO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban
4.CC.35Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6
4.CC.35MacedonitePbTiO3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
4.CC.35TausoniteSrTiO3Iso. 4 3m
4.CC.35Isolueshite(Na,La)NbO3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
4.CC.40CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38Trig. 3 : R3
4.CC.40Davidite-(Ce)(Ce,La)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38Trig. 3 : R3
4.CC.40Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38Trig.
4.CC.40Davidite-(Y)(La,Ce,Na,Ca,Pb)(Y,Fe2+,◻)(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(Ti,Fe3+,Nb,Zr)18O38 (hypothetical)Trig.
4.CC.40LandauiteNaMnZn2(Ti,Fe)6Ti12O38Trig. 3 : R3
4.CC.40Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38Trig.
4.CC.40Loveringite(Ca,Ce,La)(Zr,Fe)(Mg,Fe)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,Al)18O38Trig.
4.CC.40Mathiasite(K, Ba, Sr)(Zr, Fe)(Mg,Fe)2 (Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38Trig.
4.CC.40SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38Trig.
4.CC.40Dessauite-(Y)(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38Trig. 3 : R3
4.CC.40Cleusonite(Pb,Sr)(U4+,U6+)(Fe2+,Zn)2(Ti,Fe2+,Fe3+)18(O,OH)38Trig. 3 : R3
4.CC.40Gramaccioliite-(Y)(Pb,Sr)(Y,Mn)Fe3+2(Ti,Fe3+)18O38Trig. 3
4.CC.45DiaoyudaoiteNaAl11O17Hex.
4.CC.45HawthorneiteBaMgTi3Cr4Fe2+2Fe3+2O19Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
4.CC.45Hibonite(Ca,Ce)(Al,Ti,Mg)12O19Hex.
4.CC.45LindqvistitePb2Mn2+Fe16O27Hex.
4.CC.45Magnetoplumbite(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19Hex.
4.CC.45PlumboferritePb2(Fe3+,Mn2+,Mg)11O19Trig. 3 2 : P3 1 2
4.CC.45YimengiteK(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19Hex.
4.CC.45HaggertyiteBaFe2+4Fe3+2Ti5MgO19Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
4.CC.45NežilovitePbZn2Mn4+2Fe3+8O19Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
4.CC.45BatiferriteBaTi2Fe3+8Fe2+2O19Hex.
4.CC.45Hibonite-(Fe)(Fe,Mg)Al12O19Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
4.CC.45BarioferriteBaFe3+12O19Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
4.CC.50Jeppeite(K,Ba)2(Ti,Fe)6O13Mon.
4.CC.55ZenzénitePb3Fe4Mn3O15Hex.
4.CC.60Mengxianminite (of Huang et al.)(Ca,Na)3(Fe,Mn)2Mg2(Sn,Zn)5Al8O29

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 Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Reference List:
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M.I. Novgorodova e.a. (1995) A native wolfram with inclusions of yttrium oxide from an alluvium of Bol’shaja Pol’ja river (Prepolar Ural)” - Doklady RAN, 340, N5, pp. 681-684 (in Rus.).
Mills, S.J., Kartashov, P.M., Ma, C., Rossman, G.R., Novgorodova, M.I., Kampf,
A.R. and Raudsepp, M. (2010) IMA 2010-039. CNMNC Newsletter, October 2010, page 861;
Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 859862
Mills S.J., Kartashov P.M., Chi Ma, Rossman G.R., Novgorodova M.I., Kampf A.R., Raudsepp M. Yttriaite-(Y): the natural occurrence of Y2O3 from the Bol'shaya Pol'ya river, Russian Federation // American Mineralogist, 2011, vol.96, pp. 1166-1170.

Internet Links for Yttriaite-(Y)Hide

Localities for Yttriaite-(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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Urals Region
    • Subarctic Urals
Mills, S. J., Kartashov, P. M., Ma, C., Rossman, G. R., Novgorodova, M. I., Kampf, A. R., & Raudsepp, M. (2011). Yttriaite-(Y): The natural occurrence of Y2O3 from the Bol’shaya Pol’ya River, Subpolar Urals, Russia. American Mineralogist, 96(7), 1166-1170.
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