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Uralolite

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Formula:
Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 5H2O
Colour:
Colourless, white, brown
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after its discovery locality in the Ural Mountains, Russia
This page provides mineralogical data about Uralolite.


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Classification of UraloliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.DA.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
A : With small (and occasionally larger) cations
42.7.6.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
7 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
19.3.7

19 : Phosphates
3 : Phosphates of Be and Mg

Physical Properties of UraloliteHide

Vitreous, Silky
Colour:
Colourless, white, brown
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of UraloliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.510 nβ = 1.525 nγ = 1.536
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.026
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of UraloliteHide

Formula:
Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 5H2O

Crystallography of UraloliteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.43 Å, b = 39.5 Å, c = 7.12 Å
β = 94.97°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.213 : 1 : 0.18
Unit Cell V:
2,361.94 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of UraloliteHide

Other Language Names for UraloliteHide

German:Uralolit
Spanish:Uralolita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Roscherite4 photos of Uralolite associated with Roscherite on mindat.org.
Hydroxylherderite3 photos of Uralolite associated with Hydroxylherderite on mindat.org.
Beryl2 photos of Uralolite associated with Beryl on mindat.org.
Weinebeneite1 photo of Uralolite associated with Weinebeneite on mindat.org.
Beryllonite1 photo of Uralolite associated with Beryllonite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DA.05BearsiteBe2(AsO4)(OH) · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.05MoraesiteBe2(PO4)(OH) · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.10RoscheriteCa2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.DA.10ZanazziiteCa2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10GreifensteiniteCa2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon.
8.DA.10AtencioiteCa2Fe2+3Mg2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
8.DA.10RuifrancoiteCa2(◻,Mn)2(Fe3+,Mn,Mg)4Be4(PO4)6(OH)4(OH,H2O)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10GuimarãesiteCa2Be4Zn5(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10FootemineiteCa2Mn2+Mn2+2Mn2+2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DA.20WeinebeneiteCaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.25TiptopiteK2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2 · H2OHex.
8.DA.30Veszelyite(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DA.35Kipushite(Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6 · H2OMon.
8.DA.35Philipsburgite(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6 · H2OMon.
8.DA.40SpenceriteZn4(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DA.45GlucineCaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4 · 0.5H2O
8.DA.50Ianbruceite[Zn2(OH)(H2O)(AsO4)](H2O)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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

42.7.6.2WeinebeneiteCaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.3.1MoraesiteBe2(PO4)(OH) · 4H2OMon.
19.3.2BerylloniteNaBePO4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.3.3HurlbutiteCaBe2(PO4)2Mon.
19.3.4HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.3.5GlucineCaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4 · 0.5H2O
19.3.6FransoletiteCa3Be2(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
19.3.9PahasapaiteLi8(Ca,Li,K)10.5Be24(PO4)24 · 38H2OIso. 2 3 : I2 3
19.3.10TiptopiteK2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2 · H2OHex.
19.3.11GainesiteNa(Na,K)(Be,Li)Zr2(PO4)4 · 1.5-2H2OTet. 4mm : I41md
19.3.12RoscheriteCa2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
19.3.13FaheyiteBe2Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)4 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
19.3.14FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
19.3.15HoltedahliteMg2(PO4)(OH)Trig. 3m : P3 1m
19.3.16AlthausiteMg4(PO4)2(OH,O)(F,☐)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
19.3.17NewberyiteMg(HPO4) · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
19.3.18PhosphorrössleriteMg(HPO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
19.3.19BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.3.20Barićite(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
19.3.21Panethite(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.3.22Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2OOrth.
19.3.23Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2OOrth. mm2
19.3.24Hannayite(NH4)2Mg3H4(PO4)4 · 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 UraloliteHide

Reference List:
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Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1964): 93(2): 156.
American Mineralogist (1964): 49: 1776.
Mineralogical Record: 9: 99-100.
European Journal of Mineralogy (1994): 6: 887-896.

Internet Links for UraloliteHide

Localities for UraloliteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Koralpe
      • Moschkogel - Weinebene area
        • Brandrücken
F. Walter (1992) Eur. Journ. Mineral. 4, 1275-1283; G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Itinga
      • Taquaral
        • Piauí valley
Luis Menezes
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Tittling
        • Hötzendorf
Habel, M.: Mineralien-welt 3/2003, Neufunde aus dem östlichen Bayrischen Wald IV
      • Waldkirchen
        • Oberfrauenwald
Habel, M. (1995). Neufunde aus dem 'Östlichen Bayrischen Wald'. Mineralien-Welt, Jg.6, Nr.1, S.44-46.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Kamensk-Ural'skii
N.A. Grigoriev, Zap. Vses. Mineral. Ob. , 1964, 93 (2), 156.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • Maine
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Baldwin
        • West Baldwin
Thompson, W.B., et,al., 2000, Rocks & Minerals, vol. 75, no. 6, pgs 408-418
    • Oxford Co.
      • Newry
Dunn, P.J. & Gaines, R.V. (1978): Uralolite from the Dunton Gem Mine, Newry, Maine: A second occurrence. Mineralogical Record 9(2), 99-100
  • North Carolina
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
Rocks and Minerals, (1985) 60:76-82
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