Munirite, Naturally Occurring Sodium Vanadium Oxide Hydrate, a New Mineral

K. A. Butt and K. Mahmood
Atomic Energy Minerals Centre, PO Box 734, Peshawar University, Peshawar, Pakistan
Atomic Energy Minerals Centre, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract: Munirite was found in the sandstones of Siwaliks formation of mid-Miocene to Pleistocene age. It occurs as small globular clusters of acicular crystals (2 to 3 mm long). Analysis gave V2O5 67.46, N2O 22.91, and H2O 10.26%. The X-ray powder diffraction pattern shows remarkable similarity to a synthetic compound NaVO3 · 1.9H2O (Lukacs and Strausievici, 1962).

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1983 v. 47; no. 344; p. 391-392; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1983.047.344.17
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