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General Nolanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (V+++,Fe++,Fe+++,Ti)10O14(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 763.60 gm
   Titanium   3.76 %  Ti    6.28 % TiO2
   Aluminum   1.06 %  Al    2.00 % Al2O3
   Vanadium  46.03 %  V    67.72 % V2O3
   Iron      15.36 %  Fe    4.70 % FeO / 16.73 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen   0.26 %  H     2.36 % H2O
   Oxygen    33.52 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.79 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: V3+6.9Fe3+1.6Fe2+0.5Ti0.6Al0.3O14(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal uranium deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: Fish-Hook Bay, Lake Athabaska, and at the Ace mine, Beaverlodge Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Thomas Brennan Nolan (1901-1992), formerly Director of the U. S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nolanite Say NOLANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31215
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Comments: Dark gray to black massive nolanite.
Location: Fishhook Bay, Saskatchewan, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Nolanite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.58296
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.846, c = 9.254, Z = 1; V = 273.89 Den(Calc)= 4.63
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (6mm) Space Group: P 63mc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.44(1), 2.49(0.9), 2.66(0.9),

Physical Properties of Nolanite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Black.
Help on Density: Density: 4.69
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form.
Help on Habit: Habit: Hexagonal - Six-sided crystal shape in cross-section or habit.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: brownish black

Optical Properties of Nolanite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): dark brown.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): deep blue.
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (?).
  NCalc= 2.33 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2873) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 2.35 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2873) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Moderate, light to dark gray.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Dark gray to dark grayish violet.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Nolanite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   11.00   12.70 
 546 nm   11.80   13.50 
 589 nm   12.30   14.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Nolanite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Nolanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.37 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nolanite =4.63 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0094325848
Boson Index = 0.9905674152
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENolanite = 14.30 barns/electron
U=PENolanite x rElectron Density= 62.50 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nolanite is Not Radioactive

Nolanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.06)not classified
  (04.06.07)Dana Group Nolanite (V,Fe,Fe,Ti)10O14(OH)2 P 63mc 6mm Rinmanite! (Zn,Mn)2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2 P 63mc 6mm
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.CB.40 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.C - Metal:Oxygen = 2:3, 3:5, and Similar
  04.CB -With medium-sized cations
04.CB.40 Kamiokite Fe2Mo3O8 P 63mc 6mm
04.CB.40 Nolanite (V,Fe,Fe,Ti)10O14(OH)2 P 63mc 6mm
04.CB.40 Rinmanite! (Zn,Mn)2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2 P 63mc 6mm

Other Nolanite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic3)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Nolanite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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