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Hydrophilite

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Probably identical with Antarcticite or Sinjarite.

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

Classification of Hydrophilite

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°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.013
Image 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

Name in Other Languages:

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 Hydrophilite

Reference List:
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.

Internet Links for Hydrophilite

Localities for Hydrophilite

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.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Victoria Land
      • Wright Valley
[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
      • Golmud Co. (Ge'ermu Co.)
[Antarcticite] Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
      • Lenghu Co.
[Antarcticite] Bingxiao Li and Kejun Wang (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(1), 59-62; Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Xiyu Zheng (1994): Journal of Lake Sciences 6(3), 267-275; Mianping Zheng and Xifang Liu (2010): Acta Geologica Sinica 84(11), 1585-1600
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
[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.
[Antarcticite] Ansermet, S. (2011): Aus dem Salzsee in Kühlschrank: Antarcticit vom Bristol Dry Lake, Kalifornien, USA. Lapis. 36 (11), 33-36
  • New Mexico
    • Eddy and Lea Counties
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
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