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|Name:||Named in 1970 by Gunnar Raade after the type locality, the Dypingdal Serpentine-magnesite deposit, Snarum, Modum, Buskerud, Norway|
This page provides mineralogical data about Dypingite.
Classification of Dypingite
|IMA status:||Approved 1970|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/E.01-20|
|Strunz 9th edition ID:||5.D0.|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||5.DA.05|
5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
A : With medium-sized cations
|Dana 8th edition ID:||16b.7.2.1|
16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
7 : Miscellaneous
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||11.3.9|
11 : Carbonates
3 : Carbonates of Mg
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Type Occurrence of Dypingite
|Type Locality:||Dypingdal Serpentine-magnesite deposit, Snarum, Modum, Buskerud, Norway|
|General Appearance of Type Material:||Globular aggregates often showing a radiating structure, occurring as a thin surface alteration product on serpentine, resembling hydromagnesite|
|Place of Conservation of Type Material:||Natural History Museum, Oslo, Norway.|
|Year of Discovery:||1961|
|Geological Setting of type material:||Serpentine-magnesite-deposit in Precambrian rocks|
|Associated Minerals at type locality:|
Physical Properties of Dypingite
|X-Ray Powder Diffraction:|
Optical Data of Dypingite
|RI values:||nα = 1.508 nβ = 1.510 nγ = 1.516|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.008|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Dypingite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·5H2O|
|Essential elements:||C, H, Mg, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||C, H, Mg, O|
Relationship of Dypingite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Dypingite
|Fluorescence in UV light:||Light blue (both LW and SW)|
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Dypingite
Raade, G. (1970) Dypingite, a new hydrous bascic carbonate of magnesium, from Norway. American Mineralogist, 55, 1457-1465.
Canterford, J.H., G. Tsambourakis, and B. Lambert (1984) Some observations on the properties of dypingite, Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5H2O and related minerals. Mineral. Mag., 48, 437–442.
Raade, G. (2012) Dypingite, my first new mineral-forty-two years later. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter. 49, 53-63
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Localities for Dypingite
The 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.
(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.