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Vanalite

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About VanaliteHide

Formula:
NaAl8V10O38 · 30H2O
Colour:
Bright yellow with orange tint
Lustre:
Vitreous, Waxy, Dull
Specific Gravity:
2.3 - 2.4
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
The name reflects its vanadium (van) and aluminium (al) contents.
This page provides mineralogical data about Vanalite.


Classification of VanaliteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1967
First Published:
1962
4.HG.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
G : Unclassified V oxides
47.4.2.1

47 : VANADIUM OXYSALTS
4 : Vanadium Bronzes
21.3.6

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
3 : Vanadates of Al, rare earths, Pb, V or Bi

Physical Properties of VanaliteHide

Vitreous, Waxy, Dull
Colour:
Bright yellow with orange tint
Density:
2.3 - 2.4 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of VanaliteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.710 nγ = 1.735
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.025
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v weak
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Shades of yellow

Chemical Properties of VanaliteHide

Formula:
NaAl8V10O38 · 30H2O

Crystallography of VanaliteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.61 Å, b = 10.67 Å, c = 10.92 Å
β = 95.22°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.182 : 1 : 1.023
Unit Cell V:
1,463.18 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
10.70 (100)
8.52 (42)
7.90 (37)
6.33 (30)
5.34 (30)
3.308 (30)
2.938 (100)

Type Occurrence of VanaliteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Wedge-shaped crystals averaging 0.025 mm.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Weathered shales, as incrustations on joint planes and as veinlets and cavity fillings.
Reference:
Ankinovick, E.A. (1962) A new vanadium mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 91(3): 307-314.

Other Language Names for VanaliteHide

German:Vanalit
Spanish:Vanalita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.HG.CalciodelrioiteCa(VO3)2·4H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.HG.05FervaniteFe3+4V5+4O16 · 5H2OMon.
4.HG.10HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2OTric.
4.HG.20SimplotiteCaV4+4O9 · 5H2OMon.
4.HG.25VanoxiteV4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
4.HG.30NavajoiteFe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.HG.35DelrioiteCaSr(V2O6)(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
4.HG.40MetadelrioiteCaSr(V2O6)(OH)2Tric.
4.HG.45Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
4.HG.50Hendersonite(Ca,Sr)1.3V6O16 · 6H2OOrth.
4.HG.55Grantsite(Na,Ca)2+x(V5+,V4+)6O16 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
4.HG.60LenobliteV4+2O4 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
4.HG.65SatpaeviteAl12V4+2V5+6O37 · 30H2O

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

21.3.1SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
21.3.2Alvanite(Zn,Ni)Al4(V5+O3)2(OH)12 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
21.3.3MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
21.3.4SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2OMon.
21.3.5SatpaeviteAl12V4+2V5+6O37 · 30H2O
21.3.7Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
21.3.7Wakefieldite-(Y)Y(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
21.3.8ChervetitePb2(V2O7)Mon.
21.3.9MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
21.3.10DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
21.3.11ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)Mon. 2/m
21.3.11DreyeriteBi(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
21.3.11PucheriteBi(VO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.3.12SchumacheriteBi3(VO4)2O(OH)Tric.
21.3.13NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
21.3.14Pottsite(Pb3xBi4-2x)(VO4)4·H2O (0.8 < x < 1.0)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
21.3.15Duhamelite(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)Orth.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Easily soluble in cold dilute HCl. Gives off acid H2O in the closed tube.
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 VanaliteHide

Reference List:
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Ankinovick, E.A. (1962) A new vanadium mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 91(3): 307-314.
Fleischer, M. (1963) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 48: 1178-1184.
International Mineralogical Association (1967) Commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Magazine: 36: 131-136.
Kurmakaeva, F.A. (1971) Study of vanalite by electron microscopy and X-ray structural analysis. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 100(4): 523-526.
Fleischer, M. (1972) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 57: 594-598.

Internet Links for VanaliteHide

Localities for VanaliteHide

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.
Kazakhstan (TL)
 
  • Turkistan Region
    • Karatau Range
      • Aksumbe
Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. (1962) 91, 307–314; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Carson City
NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Mineral and/or Locality  
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