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Galeite

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Formula:
Na15(SO4)5F4Cl
System:
Trigonal
This page provides mineralogical data about Galeite.

Classification of Galeite

Approved
7.BD.10

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
30.1.8.1

30 : ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
26.4

26 : Sulphates with Halide
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First Recorded Occurrence of Galeite

Year of Discovery:
1955

Crystallography of Galeite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.17Å, c = 13.94Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.145
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,788.03 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Galeite

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.447 nε = 1.449
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Galeite

Formula:
Na15(SO4)5F4Cl
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Galeite to other Species

7.BD.05SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2FCl
7.BD.05Sulfohalite
7.BD.10SchaireriteNa3(SO4)(F,Cl)
7.BD.15KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)F
7.BD.20CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
7.BD.20CesaniteNa3Ca2(SO4)3(OH)
7.BD.20AiolositeNa4Bi(SO4)3Cl
7.BD.25BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
7.BD.30HanksiteNa22K(SO4)9(CO3)2Cl
7.BD.35CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2
7.BD.40LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
7.BD.45GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2
7.BD.50ItoitePb3Ge4+(SO4)2O2(OH)2
7.BD.55ChiluiteBi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5
7.BD.60HectorfloresiteNa9(SO4)4(IO3)
7.BD.65PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10
7.BD.70SundiusitePb10(SO4)O8Cl2
26.1KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)F
26.2SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2FCl
26.3SchaireriteNa3(SO4)(F,Cl)
26.5ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
26.6ChlorothioniteK2Cu(SO4)Cl2
26.7KamchatkiteKCu3(SO4)2OCl
26.8SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
26.9AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
26.10Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
26.11Svyazhinite(Mg,Mn2+,Ca)(Al,Fe3+)(SO4)2F · 14H2O
26.12D'AnsiteNa21Mg(SO4)10Cl3
26.13AnhydrokainiteKMg(SO4)Cl
26.14KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
26.15Mosesite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4,MoO4) · H2O
26.16Kleinite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4) · nH2O
26.17WilcoxiteMgAl(SO4)2F · 17H2O
26.18CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
26.19LannoniteMg2Ca4Al4(SO4)8F8 · 24H2O
26.20Chukhrovite-(Y)Ca3(Y,Ce)[F|SO4|(AlF6)2] · 10H2O
26.21Chukhrovite-(Ce)Ca3(Ce,Y)[F|SO4|(AlF6)2] · 10H2O
26.22GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2
26.23PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10
26.24SundiusitePb10(SO4)O8Cl2
26.25CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
26.26MammothitePb6Cu4AlSb5+O2(OH)16Cl4(SO4)2
26.27AtlasoviteK(BiO)Cu6Fe3+(SO4)5O3Cl
26.28XitieshaniteFe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O
26.29NabokoiteKCu7(SO4)5(Te4+O3)OCl

Other Names for Galeite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Galeit
Russian:Галеит
Spanish:Galeita

Other Information

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 Galeite

Reference List:
Pabst, A., et al (1955), Galeite, a new mineral from Searles Lake, California, (abstract) Geological Society of America Bulletin: 66: 1658.

Pabst, Adolf, Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr. & George S. Switzer (1963), Galeite and related phases in the system Na2SO4.NaF.NaCl: American Mineralogist: 48: 485-510.

Brown, F.H. and A. Pabst (1971), New data on galeite and schairerite: American Mineralogist: 56: 174-178.

Fanfani, L.A., A. Nunzi, P.F. Zanazzi & A.R. Zanzari (1973), The crystal structure of galeite, Na15(SO4)5F4Cl: Mineralogical Magazine: 40: 357-361.

Internet Links for Galeite

Localities for Galeite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Iceland
 
  • Vestmannaeyjar archipelago (Westman islands)
    • Surtsey Island
Jacobsson et al (1992) Encrustations from Lava Caves in Surtsey, Iceland. A Preliminary Report: Surtsey Research Progress Report X: 73-78 Reykjevik, Iceland.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Iburi Province
Africano & Bernard (2000), Jour. Volcanology & Geothermal Research: 97: 475-495; Oskarsson (1981), Jour. Volcanology & Geothermal Research: 10: 93-111.
Africano, F., & Bernard, A. (2000). Acid alteration in the fumarolic environment of Usu volcano, Hokkaido, Japan. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, 97(1), 475-495.
USA
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 485; Pabst, Adolf, Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr. & George S. Switzer (1955), Galeite, a new mineral from Searles Lake, California (abstract): Geological Society of America: 66: 1658; Pabst, Adolf, Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr. & George S. Switzer (1963), Galeite and related phases in the system Na2SO4.NaF.NaCl: American Mineralogist: 48: 485; Smith, George Irving & D.V. Haines (1964), Character and distribution of nonclastic minerals in the Searles Lake evaporite deposit, California: USGS Bulletin 1181-P: 27; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 281.
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