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Catalanoite

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Formula:
Na
 
2
(HPO
 
4
) · 8H
 
2
O
System:OrthorhombicColour:colorless
Name:Named for Argentine geologist and economist Luciano Catalano.
This page provides mineralogical data about Catalanoite.

Classification of Catalanoite

IMA status:Approved 2002
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.CJ.70

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
J : With only large cations
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Type Occurrence of Catalanoite

Type Locality:Laguna Santa Maria, Salta, Argentina
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:
TronaGaylussite

Physical Properties of Catalanoite

Lustre:Vitreous, Resinous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent
Colour:colorless

Crystallography of Catalanoite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 11.488Å, b = 11.647Å, c = 16.435Å
α = 1.443°, β = 1.457°, γ = 1.458°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.986 : 1 : 1.411
Unit Cell Volume:V 2,199.02 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
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

Type:Biaxial (-)

Chemical Properties of Catalanoite

Formula:
Na
 
2
(HPO
 
4
) · 8H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Na2(HPO4)·8H2O
Essential elements:H, Na, O, P
All elements listed in formula:H, Na, O, P

Relationship of Catalanoite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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8.CJ.05Stercorite
Na(NH
 
4
)HPO
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CJ.10Mundrabillaite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
Ca(HPO
 
4
)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
8.CJ.10Swaknoite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
Ca(HPO
 
4
)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
8.CJ.15Nabaphite
NaBaPO
 
4
· 9H
 
2
O
8.CJ.15Nastrophite
Na(Sr,Ba)PO
 
4
· 9H
 
2
O
8.CJ.20Haidingerite
CaHAsO
 
4
· H
 
2
O
8.CJ.25Vladimirite
Ca
 
4
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(AsO
 
3
OH) · 4H
 
2
O
8.CJ.30Ferrarisite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 9H
 
2
O
8.CJ.35Machatschkiite
(Ca,Na)
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)(HAsO
 
4
)
 
3
(PO
 
4
,SO
 
4
) · 15H
 
2
O
8.CJ.40Phaunouxite
Ca
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 11H
 
2
O
8.CJ.40Rauenthalite
Ca
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 10H
 
2
O
8.CJ.45Brockite
(Ca,Th,Ce)PO
 
4
· H
 
2
O
8.CJ.45Grayite
(Th,Pb,Ca)(PO
 
4
) · H
 
2
O
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Ce)
(Ce,La)(PO
 
4
) · H
 
2
O
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(La)
(La,Ce)(PO
 
4
) · H
 
2
O
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Nd)
(Nd,Ce,La)(PO
 
4
) · H
 
2
O
8.CJ.45Tristramite
(Ca,U,Fe)(PO
 
4
,SO
 
4
) · 2H
 
2
O
8.CJ.45Smirnovskite
CaTh(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· nH
 
2
O
8.CJ.50Ardealite
Ca
 
2
(HPO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
) · 4H
 
2
O
8.CJ.50Brushite
Ca(HPO
 
4
) · 2H
 
2
O
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Y)
Y(PO
 
4
) · 2H
 
2
O
8.CJ.50Pharmacolite
Ca(HAsO
 
4
) · 2H
 
2
O
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Nd)
Nd(PO
 
4
) · 2H
 
2
O
8.CJ.55Mcnearite
NaCa
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)(HAsO
 
4
)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CJ.60Dorfmanite
Na
 
2
HPO
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
8.CJ.65Sincosite
Ca(VO)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 5H
 
2
O
8.CJ.65Bariosincosite
Ba(VO)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CJ.75Guérinite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 9H
 
2
O
8.CJ.85Ningyoite
CaU(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 1-2H
 
2
O

Other Names for Catalanoite

Synonyms:
IMA2002-008
Other Languages:

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 Catalanoite

Reference List:

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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.

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  • Localities for Catalanoite

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