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Deliensite

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About DeliensiteHide

Michel Deliens
Formula:
Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For Dr. Michel Deliens (Etterbeek, Brussels, February 27 1939- ), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural History, Brussels, Belgium.
This page provides mineralogical data about Deliensite.


Classification of DeliensiteHide

Approved
7.EB.10

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
E : Uranyl sulfates
B : With medium-sized cations

Physical Properties of DeliensiteHide

Vitreous
Hardness:

Optical Data of DeliensiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.432 nβ = 1.470 nγ = 1.492
2V:
Measured: 73° , Calculated: 72°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.060
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
weak

Chemical Properties of DeliensiteHide

Formula:
Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7
IMA Formula:
Fe2+(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 7H2O

Crystallography of DeliensiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Pnn2
Cell Parameters:
a = 15.8514(9) Å, b = 16.2478(7) Å, c = 6.8943(3) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.976 : 1 : 0.424
Unit Cell V:
1775.6 ų
Z:
4

Type Occurrence of DeliensiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels

Synonyms of DeliensiteHide

Other Language Names for DeliensiteHide

German:Deliensit
Spanish:Deliensita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Uranophane1 photo of Deliensite associated with Uranophane on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.EB.05JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1

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 DeliensiteHide

Reference List:
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Mineralogical Record: 29: 468.
Canadian Mineralogist (1997): 35: 1021-1025.
J. Plášil, J. Hauser, V. Petříček, N. Meisser, S. J. Mills, R. Škoda, K. Fejfarová, J. Čejka, J. Sejkora, J. Hloušek, J.-M. Johannet, V. Machovič, and L. Lapčák (2012): Crystal structure and formula revision of deliensite, Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7. Mineralogical Magazine 76, 2837-2860.

Internet Links for DeliensiteHide

Localities for DeliensiteHide

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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
Jakub Plasil
J. Plášil, J. Hauser, V. Petříček, N. Meisser, S. J. Mills, R. Škoda, K. Fejfarová, J. Čejka, J. Sejkora, J. Hloušek, J.-M. Johannet, V. Machovič, and L. Lapčák (2012): Crystal structure and formula revision of deliensite, Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7. Mineralogical Magazine 76, 2837-2860.
Collection of Alex Earl, SEM-EDS analyzed by Joy Desor
          • Rovnost Mine (Werner Mine)
J. Plášil, J. Hauser, V. Petříček, N. Meisser, S. J. Mills, R. Škoda, K. Fejfarová, J. Čejka, J. Sejkora, J. Hloušek, J.-M. Johannet, V. Machovič, and L. Lapčák (2012): Crystal structure and formula revision of deliensite, Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7. Mineralogical Magazine 76, 2837-2860.
J. Plášil, J. Hauser, V. Petříček, N. Meisser, S. J. Mills, R. Škoda, K. Fejfarová, J. Čejka, J. Sejkora, J. Hloušek, J.-M. Johannet, V. Machovič, and L. Lapčák (2012): Crystal structure and formula revision of deliensite, Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7. Mineralogical Magazine 76, 2837-2860.
Tvrdý, J. & Plášil, J. (2010): Jáchymov - Reiche Erzlagerstätte und Radonbad im böhmischen Westerzgebirge. Aufschluss 61, 277-292.
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Le Bosc
Caubel, A. (1998). Le Mas Lavayre, Hérault, Un deuxième gîte de deliensite. Le Règne Minéral. 22, 14-17.
        • Saint-Martin-du-Bosc
Georges FAVREAU collection
      • Lodève
[Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 1998, 2, p.13-26]
R. Vochten, N. Blaton, O. Peeters: Canadian Mineralogist 35 (1997), 1021-1025; J. Plášil, J. Hauser, V. Petříček, N. Meisser, S. J. Mills, R. Škoda, K. Fejfarová, J. Čejka, J. Sejkora, J. Hloušek, J.-M. Johannet, V. Machovič, and L. Lapčák (2012): Crystal structure and formula revision of deliensite, Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7. Mineralogical Magazine 76, 2837-2860.
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Loire-Atlantique
      • Gétigné
J. Plášil, J. Hauser, V. Petříček, N. Meisser, S. J. Mills, R. Škoda, K. Fejfarová, J. Čejka, J. Sejkora, J. Hloušek, J.-M. Johannet, V. Machovič, and L. Lapčák (2012): Crystal structure and formula revision of deliensite, Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7. Mineralogical Magazine 76, 2837-2860.
Hungary
 
  • Baranya Co.
    • Mecsek Mts
Szakáll-Fehér 2014.
Italy
 
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Giudicarie Valleys
        • Rendena Valley
          • Bocenago & Spiazzo
Campostrini I.(2013): Minerali secondari dei giacimenti uraniferi nelle Arenarie di Val Gardena del Trentino occidentale (Alpi Meridionali, Italia). Studi Trent. Sci. Nat., 93, pagg. 89-114.
Spain
 
  • Extremadura
    • Badajoz
      • Quintana de la Serena
Dr. Cesar Menor-Salvan
USA
 
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • White Canyon District
        • Red Canyon
Journal of Geosciences, 60 (2015), 1–10; Kampf, A.R., Kasatkin, A.V., Čejka, J., Marty, J. (2015): Plášilite, Na(UO2)(SO4)(OH)•2H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from the Blue Lizard mine, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Journal of Geosciences. 60, 1-10
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