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Natanite

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Formula:
Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Greenish-brown
Hardness:
5
Name:
for Natan Il'ich Ginzburg (1917-1984), Russian mineralogist and geologist at All-Union Research Institute of Mineral Resources, Moscow, Russia, who researched oxidized tin deposits
Dimorph of:
The Fe analogue of schoenfliesite. Natanite and jeanbandyite are the only hydroxide minerals with dominant Fe and Sn. Compare 'UM1982-07-OH:FeSn'.

Classification of Natanite

Approved
Approval Year:
1980
4.FC.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
C : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
6.3.6.3

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
7.11.10

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
11 : Oxides of Sn and Pb
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Type Occurrence of Natanite

General Appearance of Type Material:
crystals to 3 mm in irregular aggregates; massive

Physical Properties of Natanite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Greenish-brown
Comment:
Semitransparent
Hardness (Mohs):
5
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN100=315
Comment:
H = 4.7
Density:
4.035 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Natanite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Pn3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.69(1) Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 454.76 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
1.710 (100)
3.729 (90)
1.563 (75)
2.709 (70)
2.221 (50)
1.031 (40)
1.920 (30)

Optical Data of Natanite

Type:
Isotropic
RI values:
n = 1.755
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.000 - Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:
High
Colour in reflected light:
Dark gray

Chemical Properties of Natanite

Formula:
Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
All elements listed in formula:
Analytical Data:
Sn 43.6
Fe 19.8
OH 36.3

total 99.7
Empirical Formula:
Fe0.99Sn1.03(OH)5.98

Relationship of Natanite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]
Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]
VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]
WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]
4.FC.05BernaliteFe(OH)3 · nH2O (n = 0.0 to 0.25)
4.FC.05DzhalinditeIn(OH)3
4.FC.05SöhngeiteGa(OH)3
4.FC.10BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]
4.FC.10Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
4.FC.10SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]
4.FC.10VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]
4.FC.10WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]
4.FC.15JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
4.FC.15MopungiteNa[Sb5+(OH)6]
4.FC.15StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]
4.FC.15TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-6N6S(Mg,Al,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-2N1S(Mg,Al,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-6N6S(Al,Fe,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-2N1SSn(Zn,Fe,Mg)Al6O11(OH)
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-6N6S(Zn,Mg,Al)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3SMg2BeAl6O12
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2SMg3Al8BeO16
7.11.1RomarchiteSnO
7.11.2CassiteriteSnO2
7.11.4SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]
7.11.5BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]
7.11.6VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]
7.11.7WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]
7.11.8TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]
7.11.9JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
7.11.11Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
7.11.12Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
7.11.13Magnesionigerite
7.11.14ArgutiteGeO2
7.11.15BrunogeieriteFe22+Ge4+O4
7.11.16StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]
7.11.17CarboiriteFeAl2(GeO4)O(OH)2
7.11.18OtjisumeitePbGe4O9
7.11.19BartelkeitePb(Fe2+Ge)[Ge2O7](OH)2 · H2O
7.11.20MassicotPbO
7.11.21LithargePbO
7.11.22MiniumPb3O4
7.11.23PlattneritePbO2
7.11.24Scrutinyiteα-PbO2
7.11.25MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
7.11.26MacedonitePbTiO3
7.11.27CesàrolitePb(Mn4+)3O6(OH)2
7.11.28CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
7.11.29QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)
7.11.30PlumboferritePb2(Fe3+,Mn2+,Mg)11O19
7.11.31Magnetoplumbite(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19
7.11.32SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38

Other Names for Natanite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Natanit
Simplified Chinese:铁锡石
Spanish:Natanita

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 Natanite

Reference List:
Marshukova, N.K., Palovskii, A.B., Sidorenko, G.A., Chistyakova, N.I.
(1981): Vismirnovite, ZnSn(OH)6, and natanite, FeSn(OH)6, new tin minerals. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 110: 492–500 (in Russian).

American Mineralogist (1982): 67: 1077.

Mneralogical Magazine (1998): 62: 707-712.

Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W. and Nichols, M.C., Eds. Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, USA. http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/ (2016)

Internet Links for Natanite

Localities for Natanite

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Nepean
M. Jacobson, M. Calderwood, B. Grguric; Pegmatites of Western Australia; (Perth 2007)
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Rafael Bustillo Province (Bustillos Province)
      • Llallagua
Hyrsl, J. & A. Petrov (2006): Famous Mineral Localities: Llallagua, Bolivia. Mineralogical Record. 37: 117-162
France
 
  • 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 and Patrice Queneau Collection ( ex Varlamoffite , visual identification )
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Nantiat
        • Vaulry
          • Vaulry Mines
Patrice Queneau Collection
Kyrgyzstan (TL)
 
  • Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast
    • Inyl'chek Range
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 492-500; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Talas Oblast
    • Tallas Alatan
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
    • Mun. de Aquiles Serdán
      • Santa Eulalia District
        • East Camp
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/natanite.pdf.
        • West Camp
          • Francisco Portillo
Panczner (1987):94-366.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Verkhoyansk
        • Yana River Basin
          • Yana-Adycha Region
            • Arga-Ynnakh-Khaya granite Massif
Pavel M. Kartashov data
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
      • Kolyma River Basin
        • Ducat District
          • Omsukchan
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/natanite.pdf.
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Kavalerovo Mining District
        • Karadubsky ore field
N.V., Gorelikova analytical data
Tajikistan (TL)
 
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
    • Zeravshan Range
      • Pendzhikent (Penjikent; Panjakent)
        • Kaznok Valley
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 492-500; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Callington District
        • Calstock
          • Gunnislake
[C.Jewson, pers. comm.]; Weiss, S., Green, D.H., Hooper, J.J. & Elton, N. (2007): Erzgänge und "alpine " klüfte: Die Mineralien des Hingston Quarry, Calstock, Cornwall. LAPIS 32 (11), 13-25
      • Mount's Bay District
        • Paul
G. Curtis collection (Uwe Kolitsch SXRD and EDS analyses)
        • St Hilary
[UKJMM 20:7-37]
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