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|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:|
Physical Properties of Catalanoite
Crystallography of Catalanoite
|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 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
|X-Ray Powder Diffraction:|
Optical Data of Catalanoite
Chemical Properties of Catalanoite
|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):|
Other Names for Catalanoite
|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
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
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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.