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Nasonite

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Formula:
Pb6Ca4(Si2O7)3Cl2
System:
Hexagonal
Colour:
Colourless, bluish
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named in 1899 by Samuel Lewis Penfield and Charles Hyde Warren in honor of Frank Lewis Nason [May 12, 1856 New London, Wisconsin, USA - September 12, 1928 Glens Falls, New York, USA], American geologist, Geological Survey of New Jersey and a private consultant to the New Jersey Zinc Co. A student of the Franklin and Sterling Hill ore bodies.
This page provides mineralogical data about Nasonite.

Classification of Nasonite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
9.BE.77

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
B : Sorosilicates
E : Si2O7 groups, with additional anions; cations in octahedral [6] and greater coordination
56.2.11.1

56 : SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
2 : Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
17.3.8

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
3 : Silicates with chloride (including aluminosilicates)
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First Recorded Occurrence of Nasonite

Year of Discovery:
1899

Physical Properties of Nasonite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless, bluish
Hardness (Mohs):
4

Crystallography of Nasonite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.99Å, c = 13.08Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.309
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,130.50 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Nasonite

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.913 - 1.945 nε = 1.923 - 1.971
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of Nasonite

Formula:
Pb6Ca4(Si2O7)3Cl2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Fe,Mn,Zn,H2O

Relationship of Nasonite to other Species

9.BE.02Wadsleyite(Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
9.BE.05HennomartiniteSrMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
9.BE.05LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
9.BE.05NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
9.BE.05ItoigawaiteSrAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
9.BE.07IlvaiteCaFe22+Fe3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
9.BE.07ManganilvaiteCa(Mn2+,Fe2+)2Fe3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
9.BE.10SuoluniteCa2(H2Si2O7) · H2O
9.BE.12JaffeiteCa6(Si2O7)(OH)6
9.BE.15FresnoiteBa2Ti(Si2O7)O
9.BE.17BaghdaditeCa3(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)O2
9.BE.17BurpaliteNa2CaZr(Si2O7)F2
9.BE.17CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
9.BE.17Hiortdahlite(Ca,Na)3(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2
9.BE.17Janhaugite(Na,Ca)3(Mn2+,Fe2+)3(Ti,Zr,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O2(OH,F)2
9.BE.17Låvenite(Na,Ca)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2
9.BE.17Niocalite(Ca,Nb)4(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2
9.BE.17NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
9.BE.17WöhleriteNaCa2(Zr,Nb)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2
9.BE.17Hiortdahlite INa4Ca8Zr2(Nb,Mn,Ti,Fe,Mg,Al)2(Si2O7)4O3F5
9.BE.17MarianoiteNa2Ca4(Nb,Zr)2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4
9.BE.20Mosandrite(◻,Ca,Na)3(Ca,REE)4Ti(Si2O7)2[H2O,OH,F]4 · H2O
9.BE.20Nacareniobsite-(Ce)Na3Ca3(Ce,La,Nd)Nb(Si2O7)2OF3
9.BE.22GötzeniteNa2Ca5Ti(Si2O7)2F4
9.BE.22HainiteNa4Ca8(Ti,Zr,Mn)3(Si2O7)4F4
9.BE.22Rosenbuschite(Ca,Na)3(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)OF
9.BE.22Kochite(Na,Ca)3Ca2(Mn,Ca)ZrTi(Si2O7)2(F,O)4
9.BE.23DovyreniteCa6Zr(Si2O7)2(OH)4
9.BE.25Barytolamprophyllite(Ba,Na)2(Na,Ti,Fe3+)4Ti2(Si2O7)2O(OH,F)
9.BE.25EricssoniteBaMn22+Fe3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
9.BE.25Lamprophyllite(Sr,K,Ba)2(Na,Ti,Mn2+,Fe3+)4Ti2(Si2O7)2O(O,OH,F)
9.BE.25Ericssonite-2OBaMn22+Fe3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
9.BE.25SeidozeriteNa8Mn22+Zr3Ti3(Si2O7)4O4F4
9.BE.25NabalamprophylliteNa3(Ba,Na)2Ti3(Si2O7)2O2(OH,F)2
9.BE.25Grenmarite(Na,Ca)4(Mn,Na)(Zr,Mn)2(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)2(O,F)4
9.BE.25SchülleriteBa2Na(Mn,Ca)(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4
9.BE.25LileyiteBa2(Na,Fe,Ca)3MgTi2(Si2O7)2O2F2
9.BE.27MurmaniteNa2Ti2(Si2O7)O2 · 2H2O
9.BE.30EpistoliteNa2(Nb,Ti)2(Si2O7)O2 · nH2O
9.BE.32LomonosoviteNa5Ti2(Si2O7)(PO4)O2
9.BE.35VuonnemiteNa11Ti4+Nb2(Si2O7)2(PO4)2O3(F,OH)
9.BE.37SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3
9.BE.40InneliteNa2CaBa4Ti3(Si2O7)2(SO4)2O4
9.BE.40PhosphoinneliteNa3Ba4Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4,SO4)2O2F
9.BE.42YoshimuraiteBa2Mn2Ti(Si2O7)(PO4)O(OH)
9.BE.45QuadruphiteNa14Ca2Ti4(Si2O7)2(PO4)2O2F
9.BE.47PolyphiteNa5(Na4Ca2)Ti2(Si2O7)(PO4)3O2F2
9.BE.50BornemaniteNa6BaTi2Nb(Si2O7)2(PO4)O2(OH)F
9.BE.50ShkatulkaliteNa10Mn2+Ti3Nb3(Si2O7)6(OH)2F · 12H2O
9.BE.55BafertisiteBa(Fe2+,Mn2+)2Ti(Si2O7)O(F,OH)2
9.BE.55HejtmaniteBa(Mn2+,Fe2+)2Ti(Si2O7)O(OH,F)
9.BE.55Bykovaite(Ba,Na,K)2(Na,Ti,Mn)4(Ti,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O2(H2O,F,OH)2 · 3.5H2O
9.BE.55Nechelyustovite(Ba,Sr,K)2(Na,Ti,Mn)4(Ti,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O2(O,H2O,F)2 · 4.5H2O
9.BE.60Delindeite(Na,K)2(Ba,Ca)2(Ti,Fe,Al)3(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2 · 2H2O
9.BE.65BusseniteNa2Ba2Fe2+Ti(Si2O7)(CO3)(OH)3F
9.BE.67JinshajiangiteBaNaFe42+Ti2(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2F
9.BE.67PerraultiteBaNaMn42+Ti2 (Si2O7)2O2(OH)2F
9.BE.67SurkhobiteNaCaBa2Mn8Ti4(Si2O7)4O5F5
9.BE.70Karnasurtite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Th)(Ti,Nb)(Al,Fe)(Si2O7)(OH)4 · 3H2O
9.BE.70Perrierite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Th)4(Fe2+,Mg)Fe23+(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70Strontiochevkinite(Sr,La,Ce,Ca)4Fe2+(Ti,Zr)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70Chevkinite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Ca,Th)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70Polyakovite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)4(Mg,Fe2+)(Cr3+,Fe3+)2(Ti,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70RengeiteSr4ZrTi4(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70MatsubaraiteSr4Ti5(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70Maoniupingite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)4(Fe3+,Ti,Fe2+,◻)(Ti,Fe3+,Fe2+,Nb)4(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70Perrierite-(La)(La,Ce,Ca)4(Fe,Mn2+,Mg)Fe23+(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70UKI-2008-(SiO:SrTiZr)Sr4ZrTi4(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.70Hezuolinite(Sr,REE)4Zr(Ti,Fe3+)4(Si2O7)2O8
9.BE.72FersmaniteCa4(Na,Ca)4(Ti,Nb)4(Si2O7)2O8F3
9.BE.75BelkoviteBa3(Nb,Ti)6(Si2O7)2O12
9.BE.80KentrolitePb2Mn23+(Si2O7)O2
9.BE.80MelanotekitePb2Fe23+(Si2O7)O2
9.BE.82TilleyiteCa5(Si2O7)(CO3)2
9.BE.85KillalaiteCa6.4(H0.6Si2O7)2(OH)2
9.BE.87Stavelotite-(La)(La,Nd,Ca)3Mn32+Cu(Mn3+,Fe3+,Mn4+)26(Si2O7)6O5
9.BE.90Biraite-(Ce)Ce2Fe2+(Si2O7)(CO3)
9.BE.92Cervandonite-(Ce)(Ce,Nd,La)(Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti,Al)3O2(Si2O7)(As3+O3)(OH)
9.BE.95BatisiviteBaV83+Ti6(Si2O7)O22
17.3.1RustumiteCa10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
17.3.2ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
17.3.3SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
17.3.4MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
17.3.5TugtupiteNa4(AlBeSi4O12)Cl
17.3.6EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
17.3.7AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2O
17.3.9AsisitePb7SiO9Cl2
17.3.10JagoitePb18Fe43+[Si4(Si,Fe3+)6][Pb4Si16(Si,Fe)4]O82Cl6
17.3.11Friedelite(Mn,Fe)8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
17.3.12Pyrosmalite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
17.3.13Pyrosmalite
17.3.14Pyrosmalite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
17.3.16Mcgillite(Mn,Fe)8Si6O15(OH)8Cl2
17.3.17TraskiteBa21Ca(Fe2+,Mn,Ti)4(Ti,Fe,Mg)12(Si12O36)(Si2O7)6(O,OH)30Cl6·14H2O
17.3.18MuiriteBa10Ca2Mn2+Ti[(OH,Cl,F)|HSi2O7]5
17.3.19VerplanckiteBa2(Mn,Fe,Ti)Si2O6(O,OH,Cl,F)2 · 3H2O or near

Other Names for Nasonite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Nasonit
Simplified Chinese:氯硅钙铅矿
Spanish:Nasonita

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 Nasonite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1971): 56: 1174-1179.

Acta Crystallographica (1987): B43: 171-174.

Dunn, Pete J. (1995): Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits, Part : 3: 419.

Internet Links for Nasonite

Localities for Nasonite

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.
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183. ; K:Gatedal
UK
 
  • England
    • Somerset
      • Cranmore
Turner, R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2010): Mineral Relationships in the Mendip Hills. Journal of the Russell Society, vol 13, pp 3-46; Turner, R. (2006): A mechanism for the formation of the mineralized Mn deposits at Merehead Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England. Mineralogical Magazine 70, 629-653; Turner R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2007) Merehead Mineralogy - an Update. Russell Soc Newsletter, No 50, pp 17-18 (March 2007);
USA
 
  • California
    • Riverside Co.
      • Crestmore
[micromounts@yahoogroups.com]
          • Sky Blue Hill
Murdoch, Joseph (1952), Nasonite from Crestmore, California: (abstract): Geological Society of America Bulletin: 63: 1341; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 515.
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
Palache(1935):93; Dunn(1995):Pt3:419.
Palache(1935):93; Dunn(1995):Pt3:419.
FOMS Millsite Committee (1986) (circa), List of Mineral Species Found on the Franklin Mill Site, Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society (unpublished).
Palache(1935):93; Dunn(1995):Pt3:419.
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