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About MolinelloiteHide

Crystal System:
Named for the type locality, the Molinello mine, Italy.
Known synthetic analogue. The first vanadate mineral containing both copper and vanadyl group.

Classification of MolinelloiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of MolinelloiteHide


Crystallography of MolinelloiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.122(1) Å, b = 5.296(1) Å, c = 10.356(2) Å
α = 100.01(3)°, β = 101.15(3)°, γ = 101.43(3)°
a:b:c = 0.967 : 1 : 1.955
Unit Cell V:
263.49 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of MolinelloiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical collections of the Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria, catalogue no. N 9735

Synonyms of MolinelloiteHide

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 MolinelloiteHide

Reference List:
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Kolitsch, U., Lengauer, C.L., Bernhardt, H.-J., Ciriotti, M.E., Fischer, R.X., Armellino, G. (2016) Molinelloite, IMA 2016-055. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1141; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1135–1144

Internet Links for MolinelloiteHide

Localities for MolinelloiteHide

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.
Italy (TL)
  • Liguria
    • Genoa
      • Ne
Kolitsch, U., Lengauer, C.L., Bernhardt, H.-J., Ciriotti, M.E., Fischer, R.X. and Armellino, G. (2016) Molinelloite, IMA 2016-055. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1141; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 1135–1144
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