Yttrotantalite-(Y) R060022

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Name: Yttrotantalite-(Y)
RRUFF ID: R060022
Ideal Chemistry: (Y,U,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)(O,OH)4
Locality: Swaziland
Source: American Museum of Natural History 67464 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Brown glassy amorphous, note that a fragment of this sample was heated and is posted at R080046
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Columbite (32) ]
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RRUFF ID: R060022.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Y0.53Ca0.47)Σ=1(Ta0.89Nb0.62Fe0.32Mn0.06U0.05Ti0.03Th0.02)Σ=2(O5.28(OH)0.72)Σ=6
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060022
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
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RRUFF ID: R060022.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R060022.1
Sample Description: Powder
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REFERENCES for Yttrotantalite-(Y)

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Ekeberg A G (1802) Uplysning 'om Ytterjordens egenskaper, i synnerhet i jamforelse med Berylljorden: om de Fossilier, hvari forstnamnde jord innehålles, samt om en ny uptäckt kropp of metallisk natur, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, 23, 68-83   [view file]

Berzelius J (1815) Undersökning af hittills bekanta tantalhaltiga fossiliers sammansåttning, Afhandlingar i Fysik, Kemi och Mineralogi, 4, 262-293   [view file]

Brøgger W C (1906) Die Mineralien der Südnorwegischen Granitpegmatitgänge: Blomstrandin (und Priorit), Skrifter udgivne af Videnskabs-Selskabet i Christiania, 1906, issue 6 1-162   [view file]

Ferguson R B (1957) The crystallography of synthetic YTaO4 and fused fergusonite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 6, 72-77   [view file]

Lima de Faria, J (1958) Heat treatment of metamict euxenites, polymignites, yttrotantalites, samarskites, pyrochlores, and allanites, Mineralogical Museum, section of the Junta de Investigações do Ultramar, 3R, 937-942   [view file]

Wolten G M (1967) The structure of the M'-phase of YTaO4, a third fergusonite polymorph, Acta Crystallographica, 23, 939-944

Nickel E H, Mandarino J A (1987) Procedures involving the IMA Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names and guidelines on mineral nomenclature, American Mineralogist, 72, 1031-1042   [view file]

Chukanov N, Pasero M, Aksenov S M, Britvin S N, Zubkova N V, Yike L, Witzke T (2023) Columbite supergroup of minerals: nomenclature and classification, Mineralogical Magazine, 87, 18-33