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|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
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/C.19-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.BE.77|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
B : Sorosilicates
E : Si2O7 groups, with additional anions; cations in octahedral  and greater coordination
|Dana 8th edition ID:||184.108.40.206|
56 : SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
2 : Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in  and/or > coordination
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||17.3.8|
17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
3 : Silicates with chloride (including aluminosilicates)
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Type Occurrence of Nasonite
|Type Locality:||Parker Mine (Parker shaft), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA|
|Year of Discovery:||1899|
Physical Properties of Nasonite
Crystallography of Nasonite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 9.99Å, c = 13.08Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 1.309|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 1,130.50 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Nasonite
|RI values:||nω = 1.913 - 1.945 nε = 1.923 - 1.971|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.010|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Surface Relief:||Very High|
Chemical Properties of Nasonite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Pb6Ca4(Si2O7)3Cl2|
|Essential elements:||Ca, Cl, O, Pb, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ca, Cl, O, Pb, Si|
Relationship of Nasonite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Nasonite
|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 Nasonite
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.
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Localities for Nasonite
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Locality Updated: Shimizu, Hayato, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu Region, JapanFrom Alfredo Petrov, 17th Sep 2014 01:22:07