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Vuagnatite

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About VuagnatiteHide

Formula:
CaAl(SiO4)(OH)
Colour:
Colourless, light blue, tan
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
6
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of Marc Bernard Vuagnat (1922 - 23 March 2015), professor of geology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
This page provides mineralogical data about Vuagnatite.


Classification of VuagnatiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1975
9.AG.60

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
A : Nesosilicates
G : Nesosilicates with additional anions; cations in > [6] +- [6] coordination
52.4.2.2

52 : NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
4 : Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
16.9.7

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
9 : Aluminosilicates of Ca

Physical Properties of VuagnatiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Colourless, light blue, tan
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle

Optical Data of VuagnatiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.700 nβ = 1.725 nγ = 1.730
2V:
Measured: 48° , Calculated: 46°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.030
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
relatively weak

Chemical Properties of VuagnatiteHide

Formula:
CaAl(SiO4)(OH)
IMA Formula:
CaAlSiO4(OH)
Common Impurities:
H2O

Crystallography of VuagnatiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.05 Å, b = 8.54 Å, c = 5.68 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.826 : 1 : 0.665
Unit Cell V:
341.98 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Crystallographic forms of VuagnatiteHide

Crystal Atlas:
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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
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Type Occurrence of VuagnatiteHide

Synonyms of VuagnatiteHide

Other Language Names for VuagnatiteHide

Relationship of Vuagnatite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AdeliteCaMg(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
ČechitePbFe2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
Duftite-alphaPbCu(AsO4)(OH)
GabrielsonitePbFe3+(As3+O3)OOrth. mm2 : Pmc21
GottlobiteCaMg(VO4,AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
HermannroseiteCaCu(PO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
NickelaustiniteCaNi(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
PyrobelonitePbMn2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
Structurally related to group(s):
Tilasite GroupA group of monoclinic arsenates.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Mcguinnessite3 photos of Vuagnatite associated with Mcguinnessite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.AG.EdgrewiteCa9(SiO4)4F2 Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AG.05AbswurmbachiteCuMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05BrauniteMn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05NeltneriteCaMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05Braunite-IICaMn3+14(SiO4)O20Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.10LångbaniteMn2+4Mn3+9Sb5+O16(SiO4)2Trig. 3m : P3m1
9.AG.15MalayaiteCaSn(SiO4)OMon.
9.AG.15TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AG.15VanadomalayaiteCaV4+(SiO4)OMon.
9.AG.15Natrotitanite(Na0.5Y0.5)Ti(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.AG.15ŻabińskiiteCa[Al0.5(Ta,Nb)0.5)](SiO4)OTric. 1
9.AG.20Cerite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)9(Mg,Fe)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.20Cerite-(La)(La,Ce,Ca)9(Fe,Ca,Mg)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.20Aluminocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Ca)9(Al,Fe3+)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.25Trimounsite-(Y)Y2Ti2(SiO4)O5Mon.
9.AG.25Yftisite-(Y)(Y,Dy,Er)4(Ti,Sn)(SiO4)2O(F,OH)6
9.AG.25Mieite-(Y)Y4Ti(SiO4)2O[F,(OH)]6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
9.AG.30SitinakiteKNa2Ti4(SiO4)2O5(OH) · 4H2OTet.
9.AG.35KittatinnyiteCa2Mn2Mn(SiO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
9.AG.40aNatisiteNa2Ti(SiO4)OTet.
9.AG.40bParanatisiteNa2Ti(SiO4)OOrth.
9.AG.45Törnebohmite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2Al(SiO4)2(OH)
9.AG.45Törnebohmite-(La)(La,Ce)2Al(SiO4)2(OH)
9.AG.50Kuliokite-(Y)Y4Al(SiO4)2(OH)2F5
9.AG.55ChantaliteCaAl2(SiO4)(OH)4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
9.AG.60MozartiteCaMn3+(SiO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
9.AG.65HatruriteCa3(SiO4)OTrig.
9.AG.70JasmunditeCa11(SiO4)4O2STet. 4 2m : I4m2
9.AG.75AfwilliteCa3(HSiO4)2 · 2H2OMon. m : Bb
9.AG.80BultfonteiniteCa2(HSiO4)F · H2OTric.
9.AG.85ZoltaiiteBaV4+2V3+12(SiO4)2O19Trig. 3 : P3
9.AG.90Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12Hex.

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

52.4.2.1MozartiteCaMn3+(SiO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.9.1GehleniteCa2Al(AlSiO7)Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
16.9.2AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Tric. 1 : P1
16.9.3Yoshiokaite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)O4]Trig. 3 : P3
16.9.4SvyatoslaviteCa(Al2Si2O8)Orth.
16.9.5DmisteinbergiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
16.9.6GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
16.9.8Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
16.9.9Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
16.9.10PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2Orth. mm2
16.9.11KamaishiliteCa2(Al2SiO6)(OH)2Tet.
16.9.12BicchuliteCa2(Al2SiO6)(OH)2Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
16.9.13MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2Mon.
16.9.14ChantaliteCaAl2(SiO4)(OH)4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
16.9.15CebolliteCa5Al2(SiO4)3(OH)4Orth.
16.9.17KatoiteCa3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x (x = 1.5-3)Iso.
16.9.18LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
16.9.19ParthéiteCa2(Si4Al4) O15 (OH)2•4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
16.9.20WairakiteCa(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2OMon. 2/m
16.9.21VertumniteCa4Al4Si4O6(OH)24 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
16.9.22ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2OMon. m : Bb
16.9.23LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
16.9.24YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2OMon.
16.9.25Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
16.9.26EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2OMon.
16.9.27GoosecreekiteCa[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon.
16.9.28CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2OOrth.
16.9.30StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fmmm
16.9.31SträtlingiteCa2Al2SiO7 · 8H2OTrig.
16.9.32AmstalliteCaAl(Si,Al)4O8(OH)4 · (H2O,Cl)Mon. 2/m : B2/b

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 VuagnatiteHide

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Sarp, H., Bertrand, J., McNear, E. (1976) Vuagnatite, CaAl(OH)SiO4, a new natural calcium aluminum neosilicate. American Mineralogist: 61: 825-830.
Mc Near, E., Vincent, M.G., Parthé, E. (1976) The crystal structure of vuagnatite, CaAl(OH)SiO4. American Mineralogist: 61: 831-838.
Roth, P. (2007) Vuagnatite. in Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals, Kristallografik Verlag (Achberg Germany): 204-205.

Internet Links for VuagnatiteHide

Localities for VuagnatiteHide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • Central Bohemia Region
    • Beroun (Beraun)
Tasáryová, Z., Frýda, J., Janoušek, V., & Racek, M. (2014). Slawsonite-celsian-hyalophane assemblage from a picrite sill (Prague Basin, Czech Republic). American Mineralogist, 99(11-12), 2272-2279.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kinki region
      • Mie Prefecture
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/vuagnatite.pdf.
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kochi Prefecture
      • Kochi City
        • Engyouji (Engyoji)
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
        • Rendai
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 13 (1986) , No. 6 pp368-375
New Zealand
 
  • South Island
    • Southland Region
      • Southland District
        • Catlins Coast
Craw, David, Charles A. Landis, and Yosuke Kawachi. "Vuagnatite in New Zealand (Note)." New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 22.5 (1979): 627-629.; Craw, David, Charles A. Landis, and Yosuke Kawachi. "Vuagnatite in New Zealand (Note)." New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 22.5 (1979): 627-629.
        • Livingstone Mountains
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/vuagnatite.pdf.; Craw, D., Landis, C. A., & Kawachi, Y. (1979). Vuagnatite in New Zealand (Note). New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 22(5), 627-629.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia
    • Dzierżoniów District
      • Piława Górna (Ober Peilau; Gnadenfrei)
        • DSS Piława Górna Quarry
Szuszkiewicz, A., Szełęg, E., Pieczka, A., Ilnicki, S., Nejbert, K., Turniak, K., ... & Michałowski, P. (2013) The Julianna pegmatite vein system at the Piława Górna Mine, Góry Sowie Block, SW Poland–preliminary data on geology and descriptive mineralogy. Geological Quarterly, 2013, 57 (3): 000–000
South Africa
 
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Kalahari manganese field
      • Hotazel
Minerals of South Africa
Turkey (TL)
 
  • Mediterranean Region
    • Burdur Province
      • Taurus Mts
        • Doganbaba
American Mineralogist, Volume 61, pages 825-830, 1976
American Mineralogist: 63: 1282
USA
 
  • California
    • Mendocino Co.
      • Cloverdale area
        • Russian River
Pabst, A. et al. (1977): Vuagnatite from California. Mineralogical Record 8, 497-500
      • Mayacmas Mts (Mayacamas Mts)
        • Red Mountain District
          • Red Mountain
Pabst, A. et.al (1977): Vuagnatite from California. Mineralogical Record 8, 497-500; Mineralogical Magazine, September 1984: 48: 457-459.
Pabst, A. et.al (1977): Vuagnatite from California. Mineralogical Record 8, 497-500
    • Sonoma Co.
      • Mayacmas Mts (Mayacamas Mts)
        • West Mayacmas District
          • Cloverdale
            • North of Cloverdale
Pabst, Adolf, Erd, R.C., Goff, F., and Rosenhahn, L. (1977) Vuagnatite from California. Mineralogical Record: 8: 497-501; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 479.
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