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Uakitite

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About UakititeHide

Formula:
VN
Colour:
yellow
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
9 - 10
Specific Gravity:
6.128 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Member of:
Name:
Named for the Uakit iron meteorite, that produced the type material.
Isostructural with:
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.
Most physical and optical properties are from synthetic material


Classification of UakititeHide

Approved
Approval year:
2018
First published:
2020

Physical Properties of UakititeHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
yellow
Streak:
white
Hardness:
9 - 10 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Parting:
None
Density:
6.128 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of UakititeHide

Type:
Isotropic
RI values:
n = 2.3031
Birefringence:
Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:
Very High
Colour in reflected light:
light gray with a pinky tint
Internal Reflections:
none

Chemical Properties of UakititeHide

Formula:
VN

Crystallography of UakititeHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Fm3m
Setting:
Fm3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.1328(3) Å
Unit Cell V:
70.59 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Twinning:
none

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.386 Å(71)
2.066 Å(100)
1.461 Å(61)
1.246 Å(29)
1.193 Å(19)
0.948 Å(10)
0.924 Å(21)
0.844 Å(14)

Geological EnvironmentHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of UakititeHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Isometric (cubic) crystals (in daubréelite) or rounded grains (in schreibersite). The size of uakitite grains is usually less than 5 μm.
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
Geological Setting of Type Material:
iron meteorite (IIAB)
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Sharygin, V.V.; Ripp, G.S.; Yakovlev, G.A.; Seryotkin, Y.V.; Karmanov, N.S.; Izbrodin, I.A.; Grokhovsky, V.I.; Khromova, E.A. (2020) Uakitite, VN, a New Mononitride Mineral from Uakit Iron Meteorite (IIAB). Minerals 10, 150.

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

Fluorescence of UakititeHide

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

Reference List:
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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 nitiride 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, V., Yakovlev, G.A., Ripp, G., Karmanov, N., Izbrodin, I. (2018) Vanadium nitride in iron meteorite Uakit (IIAB), Buryatia: chemical composition and structural data. IX Russian Young Scientists Conference “Minerals: structure, properties, investigation methods”, Ekaterinburg, Russia: 219-222.
Sharygin, V.V., Ripp, G.S., Yakovlev, G.A., Seryotkin, Y.V., Karmanov, N.S., Izbrodin, I.A., Grokhovsky, V.I., Khromova, E.A. (2020) Uakitite, VN, a New Mononitride Mineral from Uakit Iron Meteorite (IIAB). Minerals: 10(2): 150 (19 pgs).

Internet Links for UakititeHide

Localities for UakititeHide

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.
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., Khromova, E.A. (2020) Uakitite, VN, a New Mononitride Mineral from Uakit Iron Meteorite (IIAB). Minerals: 10(2): 150 (19 pgs).; 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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