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Calcurmolite

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Formula:
(Ca,Na)2(UO2)3Mo2(O,OH)11 · nH2O
Colour:
bright yellow
Name:
Named in allusion to its chemical composition, containing CALCium, URanium and MOLybdenum.
This page provides mineralogical data about Calcurmolite.


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Classification of CalcurmoliteHide

Approved
7.HB.15

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
H : Uranium and uranyl molybdates and wolframates
B : With U6+
49.3.1.1

49 : HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
3 : Hydrated Molybdates and Tungstates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
27.3.11

27 : Sulphites, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
3 : Molybdates

Physical Properties of CalcurmoliteHide

Colour:
bright yellow

Optical Data of CalcurmoliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.770 nβ = 1.816 - 1.827 nγ = 1.858 - 1.863
2V:
Calculated: 76°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.088 - 0.093
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v distinct

Chemical Properties of CalcurmoliteHide

Formula:
(Ca,Na)2(UO2)3Mo2(O,OH)11 · nH2O
IMA Formula:
(Ca1-xNax)2(UO2)3(MoO4)2(OH)6-x · nH2O

Type Occurrence of CalcurmoliteHide

Other Language Names for CalcurmoliteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Umohoite(UO2)MoO4 · 2H2O
UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Umohoite14 photos of Calcurmolite associated with Umohoite on mindat.org.
Uranophane-β4 photos of Calcurmolite associated with Uranophane-β on mindat.org.
Iriginite2 photos of Calcurmolite associated with Iriginite on mindat.org.
Baryte2 photos of Calcurmolite associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Molybdenite2 photos of Calcurmolite associated with Molybdenite on mindat.org.
Wulfenite1 photo of Calcurmolite associated with Wulfenite on mindat.org.
Uraninite1 photo of Calcurmolite associated with Uraninite on mindat.org.
Uranophane1 photo of Calcurmolite associated with Uranophane on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.HB.20TengchongiteCaO · 6UO3 · 2MoO3 · 12H2OOrth.
7.HB.25Uranotungstite(Fe2+,Ba,Pb)(UO2)2(WO4)(OH)4 · 12H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

49.3.1.2TengchongiteCaO · 6UO3 · 2MoO3 · 12H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

27.3.1LindgreniteCu3(MoO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
27.3.2PowelliteCa(MoO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
27.3.3WulfenitePb(MoO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
27.3.4KoechliniteBi2MoO6Orth. mm2 : Pna21
27.3.5SedoviteU(MoO4)2Orth.
27.3.6MouriteUMo5O12(OH)10Mon.
27.3.7Iriginite(UO2)Mo2O7 · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
27.3.8Umohoite(UO2)MoO4 · 2H2OTric.
27.3.9MoluraniteH4U4+(UO2)3(MoO4)7 · 18H2O
27.3.10CousiniteMgU2Mo2O11 · 6H2O
27.3.12TengchongiteCaO · 6UO3 · 2MoO3 · 12H2OOrth.
27.3.13KamiokiteFe2Mo3O8Hex.
27.3.14FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn

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 CalcurmoliteHide

Reference List:
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Sidorenko, G. A., Chistyakova, N. I., Chukanov, N. V., Naumova, I. S., & Rassulov, V. A. (2005). Carcurmolite: New Data on Chemical Composition and Constitution the Mineral. New Data on Minerals, 40, 29-36.
American Mineralogist: 49: 1152.
Proceedings of the Second UN International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Genève (1958): 3: 160-161.
Deliens, M. (1992). Etude comparative des calcurmolites de Rabejac (Lodeve, Hérault, France) et de l'Union Soviétique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Volume 115, Fascicule 1, 91-97
Frost, R. L., Čejka, J., & Dickfos, M. J. (2008). Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of the molybdate‐containing uranyl mineral calcurmolite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 39(7), 779-785.

Internet Links for CalcurmoliteHide

Localities for CalcurmoliteHide

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.
Armenia (TL)
 
  • Syunik' Province
    • Kafan District (Kapan)
      • Upper Okhca River
        • Kadzharan Molybdenum Deposit
American Mineralogist, 49, pp. 1152 (1964); Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Galina A. Sidorenko et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp29-36; Frost, R. L., Čejka, J., & Dickfos, M. J. (2008). Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of the molybdate‐containing uranyl mineral calcurmolite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 39(7), 779-785.
China
 
  • Yunnan Province
    • Baoshan Prefecture
      • Tengchong Co.
Chen Zhangru, Luo Keding, Tan Falan, Zhang Yi, and Gu Xiaofa (1986): Kexue Tongbao [Science Bulletin] 31, 396-401.
    • Dehong Autonomous Prefecture
      • Yingjiang Co.
        • Tongbiguan
Chen Zhangru, Huang Yuzhu, and Gu Xiaofa (1990): A new uranium mineral - Yingjiangite. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 10(2), 102-105.
France
 
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
    • Haute-Saône
      • Château-Lambert
Meisser, N. (1994): Mineraltopographie der Schweiz und der umliegenden Länder: Beschreibung kürzlich entdeckter seltener oder erstgefundener Mineralien. 2. Teil. Schweizer Strahler, 10 (XXVIII) (2), 51-60; Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Lodève
[Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 1998, 2, p.13-26]
[Le Règne Minéral 1997, 13, p.5-18]; Bariand, P., Bachet, B., Brassy, C., Medenbach, O., Deliens, M., Vautier, R., & Piret, P. (1993) A New Uranium Mineral from the Talmessi Mine, Iran, and Rabejac, France. Mineralogical Record: 24: 463-467; Deliens, M. (1992). Etude comparative des calcurmolites de Rabejac (Lodeve, Hérault, France) et de l'Union Soviétique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Volume 115, Fascicule 1, 91-97
Kazakhstan
 
  • Almaty Province (Almaty Oblysy; Almati Oblast')
    • Chu-Ili Mts
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Galina A. Sidorenko et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp29-36
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Krasnokamensk
          • Strel'tsovskoe Mo-U ore field
Pavel M. Kartashov data
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Khabarovskiy Kray
      • Bureya Massif
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2012)
USA
 
  • Michigan
    • Gogebic Co.
      • Watersmeet
Travis Olds collection; Robinson, G.W., and Carlson, S.M., (2013) Mineralogy of Michigan Update: published online by A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Houghton, MI, 46p.
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