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About VogliteHide

Ca2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4 · 6H2O
Bright grass-green, emerald-green
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named after Josef Florian Vogl (November 6, 1818 Kamenický Šenov - October 1, 1896 in Horní Blatná), Austrian mining official.
A secondary mineral formed from the alteration of Uraninite.

Classification of VogliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

E : Uranyl Carbonates
E : UO2:CO3= 1:4

3 : AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p = 1:1

11 : Carbonates
11 : Carbonates of Cr and U

Physical Properties of VogliteHide

Bright grass-green, emerald-green
Light green
2.8 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.06 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of VogliteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.541 nβ = 1.547 nγ = 1.564
Measured: 60° , Calculated: 62°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.023
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r > v strong
X = Deep bluish green
Y = Deep bluish green
Z = Pale yellowish

Chemical Properties of VogliteHide

Ca2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4 · 6H2O

Crystallography of VogliteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 25.97 Å, b = 24.5 Å, c = 10.7 Å
β = 104°
a:b:c = 1.06 : 1 : 0.437
Unit Cell V:
6,605.81 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Rhomboidal scales forming coatings.
Lamellar twinning visible when plates turned on edge. Small extinction angles.
Point Group: 2/m or 2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
12.6 (100)
8.70 (100)
9.65 (80)
7.10 (60)
4.32 (50)
6.13 (40)
4.65 (30)

Type Occurrence of VogliteHide

Other Language Names for VogliteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Liebigite8 photos of Voglite associated with Liebigite on
Zellerite8 photos of Voglite associated with Zellerite on
Gypsum1 photo of Voglite associated with Gypsum on
Azurite1 photo of Voglite associated with Azurite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.EE.10Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.11.1StichtiteMg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
11.11.2Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3Orth. mm2 : Imm2
11.11.3Joliotite(UO2)CO3 · nH2OOrth.
11.11.4GrimseliteK3Na(UO2)(CO3)3 · H2OHex.
11.11.5BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2OMon.
11.11.6MetazelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 3H2OOrth.
11.11.7ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.
11.11.8WyartiteCaU5+(UO2)2(CO3)O4(OH) · 7H2OOrth.
11.11.9UrancalcariteCa(UO2)3(CO3)(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth.
11.11.10SharpiteCa(UO2)3(CO3)4 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
11.11.12AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2OTrig. 3 : R3
11.11.13SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
11.11.14RabbittiteCa3Mg3(UO2)2(CO3)6(OH)4 · 18H2OMon.
11.11.15Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2OMon. 2/m
11.11.16Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
11.11.17Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2OHex.
11.11.18Bijvoetite-(Y)Y8(UO2)16(CO3)16O8(OH)8 · 39H2OMon.
11.11.20ZnucaliteZn12Ca(UO2)(CO3)3(OH)22 · 4H2OOrth.

Other InformationHide

Soluble in acids with effervescence.
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 VogliteHide

Reference List:
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Vogl (1853) Drei neue Mineral-Vorkommen von Joachimsthal. Geol. Reichsanst. Jahrb., Vienna: 4: 222-223 (as Uran-Kalk-Kupfer-Carbonat).
Haidinger (1853) Geol. Reichsanst. Jahrb., Vienna: 4: 223.
Schrauf (1873) Mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, Vienna: 138.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 154.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 237.
Piret P (1979) New crystal data for Ca, Cu, UO2 hydrated carbonate: voglite. Journal of Applied Crystallography 12, 616-616
Journal of the Czech Geological Society, Prague (1997): 42: 453-455.

Internet Links for VogliteHide

Localities for VogliteHide

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.
Czech Republic (TL)
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
        • Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal)
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 237; American Mineralogist (1999): 84: 687.
  • Vysočina Region
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Nové Město na Moravě
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
  • Brittany
    • Côtes-d'Armor
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
      • Le Mené
Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
  • Lower Silesia
Banaś M., Kucha H. 1970: Mineralizacja torowa pegmatytów z obszaru Bogatyni. Spraw. z Pos. Kom. Nauk. PAN Oddz. w Krakowie T. 13/2.
  • Arizona
    • Navajo Co.
      • Red Mesa District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 415; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 51.
  • Montana
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Clancy-Lump Gulch District
Meschter, D. Y. (1953). The Geology and Mineralogy of the W. Wilson Mine Near Clancey, Jefferson County, Montana. US Department of the Interior, Geological Survey. Trace Elements Investigations Report 256
A Listing of North Carolina Minerals- Leonard S. Wiener and Sigrid Ballew-1995
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • White Canyon District
        • White Canyon
          • Fry Mesa
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
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