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Morinite

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Formula:
NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Colourless, white, light ...
Hardness:
4 - 4½
Name:
After Mr. Morineau, Director of the tin mine at Montebras, France.
This page provides mineralogical data about Morinite.

Classification of Morinite

Approved
8.DM.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
M : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 2:1
42.4.2.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
4 : (AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
22.1.16

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
1 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with fluoride
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Type Occurrence of Morinite

General Appearance of Type Material:
Druses in granite
Year of Discovery:
1891
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Granite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Morinite

Vitreous, Pearly
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Translucent
Comment:
Lustre tends toward pearly on the {100} cleavage surface.
Colour:
Colourless, white, light rose-pink; colourless to light rose-pink in transmitted light.
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
4 - 4½
Cleavage:
Perfect
On {100}, perfect; on {001}, imperfect.
Density:
2.94 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Crystallography of Morinite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Morphology:
Crystals prismatic [001] and tabular {100}. Terminal faces are frequently rounded, and the vertical faces are striated [001]. Also occurs as radial-fibrous or columnar crusts or aggregates.

Optical Data of Morinite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.551 nβ = 1.563 nγ = 1.565
2V:
Measured: 43° , Calculated: 44°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.014
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of Morinite

Formula:
NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Morinite to other Species

8.DM.05EsperanzaiteNaCa2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
8.DM.10ClinotyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4,SO4)4(OH,O)10 · 10H2O
8.DM.10TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
8.DM.15Betpakdalite-CaCa[Ca2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo86+As25+Fe33+O36(OH)]
8.DM.15Melkovite[Ca2(H2O)15Ca(H2O)6][Mo8P2Fe33+O36(OH)]
8.DM.15Betpakdalite-NaCa[Na2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo86+As25+Fe33+O34(OH)3]
8.DM.20Phosphovanadylite-BaBa[V44+P2O8(OH)8]·12H2O
8.DM.20Phosphovanadylite-CaCa[V44+P2O12(OH)4] · 12H2O
8.DM.25YukoniteCa3Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O
8.DM.30UdumineliteCa3Al8(PO4)2O12 · 2H2O
8.DM.35DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
8.DM.40Santafeite(Na,Ca,Sr)12(Mn2+,Fe3+,Al,Mg)8Mn84+(VO4)16(OH,O)20 · 8H2O
22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2O
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)F
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3F
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4F
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa2Ca3(PO4)3F
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)F
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4(F,OH)
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2PO4F9
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3F
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)F
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4F
22.1.25Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)F
22.1.26McauslaniteFe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2O
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3F
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)F
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OH
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)F

Other Names for Morinite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:红磷钠矿

Other Information

Other Information:
Decomposed by hot H2SO4; incompletely so in cold H2SO4 or aqua regia.
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 Morinite

Reference List:
Lacroix (1891) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 14: 187.

Carnot and Lacroix (1908) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 31: 149.

Slavík (1914) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 37: 152.

Slavík (1914) Ac. sc. Bohême Bull., No. 4: 19.

Larsen, E.S. and Berman, H. (1934) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, Second edition, USGS Bulletin 848: 160.

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.: 783-784 (as Morinite), 784-785 (as Ježekite).

American Mineralogist (1958): 43: 585-594.

Hawthorne, F.C. (1979): The crystal structure of morinite. Canadian Mineralogist, 17, 93–102.

Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (1985): 108: 536.

Internet Links for Morinite

Localities for Morinite

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
 
  • Catamarca
    • Belén Department
      • El Portezuelo Granite
COLOMBO, Fernando; LIRA, Raúl and PANNUNZIO MINER, Elisa V.. Mineralogical Characterization Of Topaz From Miarolitic Pegmatites And W-Bearing Greisen In The A-Type El Portezuelo Granite, Papachacra (Catamarca Province). Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.2, pp. 194-200.
      • Papachacra
Edwardo Jawerbaum, prominant Argentinian collector.
  • Córdoba
    • Punilla Department
Gunnar Farber specimens; Kampf, A.R., Colombo, F., González del Tánago, J. (2010): Gayite, a new dufrénite-group mineral from the Gigante granitic pegmatite, Córdoba province, Argentina. American Mineralogist, 95, 386–391.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Kapunda
Vince Piesley Collection
  • Tasmania
    • Heazlewood district
      • Luina
Am Min 85:231-235; Birch, W. D., & Pring, A. (1990). A calcian ralstonite-like mineral from the Cleveland Mine, Tasmania, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 54(377), 599-602.
    • Waratah district
      • Waratah
R Bottrill (unpub data); Bottrill (unpub)
Canada
 
  • Nova Scotia
    • Lunenburg Co.
      • New Ross
Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
        • Krásno (Schönfeld)
Sejkora, J., Škoda, R., Ondruš, P., Beran, P. & Susser, C. (2006): Mineralogy of phosphate accumulations in the Huber stock, Krásno ore district, Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 103-147.
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Orivesi
      • Eräjärvi area
Sandström, F. & Lahti, S.I. (2009): Viitaniemipegmatiten i Eräjärvi, Orivesi, Finland. Litiofilen 26 (1): 11-38
France (TL)
 
  • Limousin
    • Creuse
      • Soumans
        • Montebras
Patureau, J., Chiappero, P-J. & Lebocey, J. (2011): Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans, Creuse. Le Règne Minéral. 99, 5-33
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Bessines-sur-Gartempe
Boisson, J. M. (1988) - Les monts d'Ambazac, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (2), 3-33.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Pleystein
Dill, H.G., Weber, B. (2009), Pleystein-City on Pegmatite, 4th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Recife, Brazil.
      • Waidhaus
        • Hagendorf
http://www.berthold-weber.de/h_miner.htm
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Ehrenfriedersdorf
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: 783.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib District
      • Etiro Farm 50
http://portal.unesco.org/es/file_download.php/520f77b01696f95e88bb9e1ab0e64196Gondwana+Park+draft2corr.pdf.
Portugal
 
  • Viseu District
    • Sátão
      • Ferreira de Aves
        • Aldeia Nova
Pedro Alves (2013) Morinita de la mina “Senhora da Assunção”, Ferreira de Aves (Viseu, Portugal). ACOPIOS-Revista Ibérica de Mineralogía, Vol 4 (2013): 73-84.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Austell District
        • Treverbyn
          • Stenalees
Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 517-518.
USA
 
  • California
San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Portland
        • Collins Hill
          • Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries)
Schooner, Richard. (circa 1985), Untitled manuscript on central Connecticut mineralogy.
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Iron Point District
        • Valmy
Dr. William S. Wise presentation to Northwest Micro Mineral Study Group on 1 May 2004, Update on Mineralogy of the Silver Coin Mine, Iron Point District, Edna Mountains, Humboldt Co., Nevada
  • South Dakota
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone District
        • Keystone
Rocks & Min.:60:110,112 & 116.
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