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Hydrophilite

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Synonym of:Antarcticite, Sinjarite


Probably identical with Antarcticite or Sinjarite.

Originally described from Kalkberg hill, Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Classification of Hydrophilite

Dana 8th edition ID:9.2.7.2

9 : NORMAL HALIDES
2 : AX2
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Optical Data of Hydrophilite

Type:Biaxial (+)
RI values: nα = 1.600 nβ = 1.605 nγ = 1.613
2V:Measured: 50° , Calculated: 78°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.013

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate
Dispersion:r < v weak

Other Names for Hydrophilite

Synonyms:
Idrofilite
Other Languages:
German:Hydrophilit
Idrofilit
Spanish:Hidrofilita
Idrofilita

Other Information

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 Hydrophilite

Reference List:

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Hausmann, J.F.L. (1813) Handbuch der Mineralogie 3 volumes, Göttingen: 857 (as Hydrophilite).

Beudant (1832): Trailé élémentaire de Minéralogie, second edition: 2: 512 (as Chlorure de calcium).

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume II: 41, 91.

National Bureau of Standards (U.S.) Monograph 25, sec. 11: 18.

Mineralogical Magazine: 43: 682.

American Mineralogist (1980): 65: 1070.

Burke, Ernest A.J. (2007) A Mass Discreditation of GQN Minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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  • Localities for Hydrophilite

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    (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.
    Antarctica
     
    • Eastern Antarctica
      • Victoria Land
    [Antarcticite] J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
    [Antarcticite] J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
    Australia
     
    • Queensland
      • Mount Isa - Cloncurry area
        • Mary Kathleen district
    [Antarcticite] T. Kwak & P. Abeysinghe (1987): Rare earth and uranium minerals present as daughter crystals in fluid inclusions, Mary Kathleen U-REE skarn, Queensland, Australia. Mineral. Mag. 51, 665-670.
    Azerbaijan
     
    • Qobustan District (Gobustan; Kobustan)
      • Caspian Sea
    [Sinjarite] Novgorodova M.I., Mamedov Yu.G.. Native aluminium from mud volcano at the Bulla island (caspian Sea), - Lithology and Mineral Resourses,1996,N4,p. 339-349
    Bahamas
     
    • North Andros District
    [Antarcticite] J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
    Canada
     
    • Québec
      • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
        • Abitibi RCM
          • Preissac
    [Antarcticite] Taner, H., Williams-Jones, A.E., and Wood, S.A. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 34, 579-590.
    Chile
     
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 41.
    China
     
    • Qinghai Province
      • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
        • Lenghu Co.
    [Antarcticite] Bingxiao Li and Kejun Wang (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(1), 59-62
    Germany
     
    • Lower Saxony
      • Lüneburg
    J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. III (1997)
      • Peine
    Dana 6:A3:40.
    India
     
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
      • Andaman Islands
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 41.
    Iraq
     
    • Ninawa province
      • Mosul
    [Sinjarite] Min Mag 43 (1980), 643
    Italy
     
    • Sicily
      • Catania Province
        • Etna Volcanic Complex
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 41; AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
    Mars
     
    • Aeolis quadrangle
      • Gusev Crater
    [Antarcticite] SILICA-RICH DEPOSITS AND HYDRATED MINERALS AT GUSEV CRATER, MARS. M. S. Rice1, J. F.
    Norway
     
    • Akershus
      • Bærum (Baerum)
    [Antarcticite] Hans-Jørgen Berg, NHM, Oslo 1999
    Peru
     
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 41.
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
        • Irkutskaya Oblast'
          • Zheleznogorsk
    [Antarcticite] Mazurov, M.P., Grishina, S.N., Istomin, V.E., and Titov, A.T. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(4), 271-284.; Mazurov et al (2007) Geology of Ore Deposits, 49, 271–284.
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Kamchatka Oblast'
        • Tolbachik volcano
          • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
            • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
    Vergasova L P, Filatov S K, Starova G L, Matusevich Z L, Filosofova T M (1996) Vlodavetsite, AlCa2(SO4)2F2Cl·4H2O, a new mineral from volcanic exhalations, Transactions (Doklady) of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Earth science sections, 343, 173-176 abstract Am Min 81:768
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
    [Antarcticite] Cesnokov, B., Kotrly, M. and Nisanbajev, T. (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
    South Africa
     
    • Limpopo Province
      • Bushveld Complex
        • Burgersfort
          • Sekhukhuneland
    [Antarcticite] J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
    UK
     
    • England
      • Warwickshire
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 41.
    USA
     
    • California
      • San Bernardino Co.
        • Amboy
          • Bristol Dry Lake (Bristol Playa)
    [Antarcticite] Ansermet, S. (2011): Aus dem Salzsee in Kühlschrank: Antarcticit vom Bristol Dry Lake, Kalifornien, USA. Lapis. 36 (11), 33-36
    [Antarcticite] Dunning, G.E. and J.F. Cooper (1969b) A second occurrence of antarcticite from Bristol Dry Lake, California. American Mineralogist: 54: 1018-1021; Muehle, G.H. (1971) Antarcticite from California. Mineralogical Record: 2: 171-172; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 288-290.
    • New Mexico
      • Eddy and Lea Counties
    Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
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