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Na2(HPO4) · 8H2O
Named for Argentine geologist and economist Luciano Catalano.
This page provides mineralogical data about Catalanoite.

Classification of Catalanoite

Approval Year:

C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
J : With only large cations URL:
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Type Occurrence of Catalanoite

General Appearance of Type Material:
Crystals 0.05 to 0.5 mm in size.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Salt lake in arid, high-altitude environment.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Catalanoite

Vitreous, Resinous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):

Crystallography of Catalanoite

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.488Å, b = 11.647Å, c = 16.435Å
α = 1.443°, β = 1.457°, γ = 1.458°
a:b:c = 0.986 : 1 : 1.411
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,199.02 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
5.78 (40)
4.90 (43)
4.73 (62)
3.75 (81)
2.876 (77)
2.782 (100)
2.744 (74)

Optical Data of Catalanoite

Biaxial (-)

Chemical Properties of Catalanoite

Na2(HPO4) · 8H2O
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Catalanoite to other Species

8.CJ.05StercoriteNa(NH4)HPO4 · 4H2O
8.CJ.10Mundrabillaite(NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2 · H2O
8.CJ.10Swaknoite(NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2 · H2O
8.CJ.15NabaphiteNaBaPO4 · 9H2O
8.CJ.15NastrophiteNa(Sr,Ba)PO4 · 9H2O
8.CJ.20HaidingeriteCaHAsO4 · H2O
8.CJ.25VladimiriteCa4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH) · 4H2O
8.CJ.30FerrarisiteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
8.CJ.35Machatschkiite(Ca,Na)6(AsO4)(HAsO4)3(PO4,SO4) · 15H2O
8.CJ.40PhaunouxiteCa3(AsO4)2 · 11H2O
8.CJ.40RauenthaliteCa3(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
8.CJ.45Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
8.CJ.45Grayite(Th,Pb,Ca)(PO4) · H2O
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Ce)(Ce,La)(PO4) · H2O
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(La)(La,Ce)(PO4) · H2O
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,La)(PO4) · H2O
8.CJ.45Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
8.CJ.45SmirnovskiteCaTh(PO4)2 · nH2O
8.CJ.50ArdealiteCa2(HPO4)(SO4) · 4H2O
8.CJ.50BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
8.CJ.50PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · 2H2O
8.CJ.55McneariteNaCa5(AsO4)(HAsO4)4 · 4H2O
8.CJ.60DorfmaniteNa2HPO4 · 2H2O
8.CJ.65SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
8.CJ.65BariosincositeBa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 4H2O
8.CJ.75GuériniteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
8.CJ.85NingyoiteCaU(PO4)2 · 1-2H2O

Other Names for Catalanoite

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 Catalanoite

Reference List:
Preliminary data, partly from IMA-CNMMN list of new minerals approved in 2002; partly from info provided to the press by Mz. Teresita del Valle Ruiz, Universidad de Salta.

Internet Links for Catalanoite

Localities for Catalanoite

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.
Argentina (TL)
  • Salta
    • Los Andes department
Teresita del Valle Ruiz, Universidad de Salta
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