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Agrinierite

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Formula:
K2(Ca,Sr)[(UO2)3O3(OH)2]2 · 5H2O
Colour:
Orange
Specific Gravity:
5.7
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in 1972 by Fabien P. Cesbron, W. L. Brown, Pierre Bariand, and Jacques Geffroy in honor of Henri Agrinier [1928-1971], an engineer in the Mineralogy Laboratory of the French Atomic Energy Commission, Paris, France.
This page provides mineralogical data about Agrinierite.


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Classification of AgrinieriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1971
4.GB.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
G : Uranyl Hydroxides
B : With additional cations (K, Ca, Ba, Pb, etc.); with mainly UO2(O,OH)5 pentagonal polyhedra
5.5.1.1

5 : OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
5 : AX3O10·xH2O
7.16.13

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
16 : Oxides of U

Physical Properties of AgrinieriteHide

Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Orange
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
on {001}
Density:
5.7 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.55 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of AgrinieriteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
Dispersion:
relatively weak

Chemical Properties of AgrinieriteHide

Formula:
K2(Ca,Sr)[(UO2)3O3(OH)2]2 · 5H2O
IMA Formula:
K2Ca[(UO2)3O3(OH)2]2 · 5H2O

Crystallography of AgrinieriteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.04 Å, b = 24.07 Å, c = 14.13 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.583 : 1 : 0.587
Unit Cell V:
4,775.13 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
16
Morphology:
Crystals tabular on {001}, pseudohexagonal in section
Twinning:
Sector twins with composition plane {110}

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.023 (s)
3.128 (vvs)
3.153 (vs)
3.485 (vs)
3.516 (s)
6.05 (ms)
7.08 (vvs)
Comments:
Sample from the type locality

Type Occurrence of AgrinieriteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris; National School of Mines, Paris, France; National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA, 137454.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
oxidation zone of a uranium deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of AgrinieriteHide

Other Language Names for AgrinieriteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Compreignacite1 photo of Agrinierite associated with Compreignacite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.GB.05CompreignaciteK2(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 7H2OOrth.
4.GB.05RameauiteK2Ca(H[3]2O)(H[5]2O)4[(UO2)6O6(OH)4](H[4]2O)Mon. m : Bb
4.GB.10BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2OOrth. mm2 : Pna21
4.GB.10BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2OOrth. mm2
4.GB.10ProtasiteBa(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
4.GB.15Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O Tric.
4.GB.20BauranoiteBa(UO2)2(OH)6 · 1-2H2O
4.GB.20Calciouranoite(Ca,Ba,Pb)U2O7 · 5H2O
4.GB.20Metacalciouranoite(Ca,Ba,Pb,K2)U2O7 · 2H2O
4.GB.25FourmarieritePb(UO2)4O3(OH)4 · 4H2OOrth.
4.GB.30Wölsendorfite(Pb,Ca)U2O7 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
4.GB.35MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2OOrth.
4.GB.40MetavandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · nH2O n < 12Orth.
4.GB.40VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
4.GB.45VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
4.GB.50SayritePb2(UO2)5O6(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
4.GB.55CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.GB.60Iriginite(UO2)Mo2O7 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
4.GB.65UranosphaeriteBi(UO2)O2(OH)Mon. 2/m
4.GB.70HolfertiteCaxU6+2-xTi(O8-xOH4x) · 3H2OTrig. 3 : P3

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.16.1UraniniteUO2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
7.16.2Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
7.16.3ParaschoepiteUO3 · 2H2OOrth.
7.16.4MetaschoepiteUO3 · 1-2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
7.16.5MetastudtiteUO4 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.16.6Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2OMon.
7.16.7IanthiniteU4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2OOrth. mm2 : Amm2
7.16.8CompreignaciteK2(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 7H2OOrth.
7.16.9VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
7.16.10RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.16.11BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2OOrth. mm2 : Pna21
7.16.12RameauiteK2Ca(H[3]2O)(H[5]2O)4[(UO2)6O6(OH)4](H[4]2O)Mon. m : Bb
7.16.14ProtasiteBa(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
7.16.15BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2OOrth. mm2
7.16.16BauranoiteBa(UO2)2(OH)6 · 1-2H2O
7.16.17Metacalciouranoite(Ca,Ba,Pb,K2)U2O7 · 2H2O
7.16.18Calciouranoite(Ca,Ba,Pb)U2O7 · 5H2O
7.16.19OrthobranneriteU4+U6+Ti4O12(OH)2Orth.
7.16.20Thorutite(Th,U,Ca)Ti2(O,OH)6Mon.
7.16.21Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38Trig.
7.16.22Davidite-(Ce)(Ce,La)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38Trig. 3 : R3
7.16.23Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
7.16.24FourmarieritePb(UO2)4O3(OH)4 · 4H2OOrth.
7.16.25Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O Tric.
7.16.26CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.16.27MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2OOrth.
7.16.28VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
7.16.29MetavandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · nH2O n < 12Orth.
7.16.30SayritePb2(UO2)5O6(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
7.16.31Wölsendorfite(Pb,Ca)U2O7 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
7.16.32Clarkeite(Na,Ca,Pb)(UO2)O(OH) · 0-1H2OTrig.
7.16.33UranosphaeriteBi(UO2)O2(OH)Mon. 2/m

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 AgrinieriteHide

Reference List:
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Cesbron, F., Brown, W. L., Bariand, P., Geffroy, J. (1972) Rameauite and Agrinierite, two new hydrated complex uranyl oxides from Margnac, France. Mineralogical Magazine: 38: 781-789.
Fleischer, M. (1973) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 58: 805-806.
Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W., Nichols, M.C. (1997) Handbook of Mineralogy, Volume 3: Halides, Hydroxides, Oxides. Mineral Data Publishing (Tucson, AZ), 6.
Cahill, C.L., Burns, P.C. (2000) The structure of agrinierite, a Sr containing uranyl oxide hydrate mineral. American Mineralogist: 85: 1294-1297.
Burns, P.C. (2005) U6+ minerals and inorganic compounds: insights into an expanded structural hierarchy of crystal structures. The Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1839-1894.

Internet Links for AgrinieriteHide

Localities for AgrinieriteHide

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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.
France (TL)
 
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Compreignac
Mineralogical Magazine(1972) 38, 781-789
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