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The first vanadium nitride to be found in the nature. Also the first natural oxygen-free V-N compound. The V analogue of both carlsbergite and osbornite.

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Classification of UakititeHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of UakititeHide


Crystallography of UakititeHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.1328(3) Å
Unit Cell V:
70.59 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Type Occurrence of UakititeHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Meteorite collections of the Central Siberian Geological Museum of V.S.Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, Russia, and the Museum of the Buryatian Scientific Centre,Ulan-Ude, Russia

Synonyms of UakititeHide

Relationship of Uakitite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CarlsbergiteCrNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
OsborniteTiNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

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 UakititeHide

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Sharygin, V.V., Ripp, G.S., Yakovlev, G.A., Seryotkin, Y.V., Karmanov, N.S.,Izbrodin, I.A., Grokhovsky, V.I. and Khromova, E.A. (2018) Uakitite, IMA 2018-003. CNMNC Newsletter No 43, June 2018, page 781; Mineralogical Magazine, 82: 779-785
Sharygin, V.V. eta l. (2018): UAKITITE VN, A NEW NITRIDE IN IRON METEORITES. 81st Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society 2018(LPI Contrib. No. 2067), 6252.pdf. [https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2018/pdf/6252.pdf]
Sharygin, Victor & G.A., Yakovlev & Ripp, G & Karmanov, Nikolay & Izbrodin, Ivan. (2018). Vanadium nitride in iron meteorite Uakit (IIAB), Buryatia: chemical composition and structural data.

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Localities for UakititeHide

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- 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.
Russia (TL)
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
      • Baunt District
Sharygin, V.V., Ripp, G.S., Yakovlev, G.A., Seryotkin, Y.V., Karmanov, N.S., Izbrodin, I.A., Grokhovsky, V.I. and Khromova, E.A. (2018) Uakitite, IMA 2018-003. CNMNC Newsletter No 43, June 2018, page 781; Mineralogical Magazine, 82: 779-785
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