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Nordstrandite

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Formula:
Al(OH)3
System:
Triclinic
Hardness:
3
Polymorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Nordstrandite.

Classification of Nordstrandite

Approved
4.FE.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
E : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
6.3.3.1

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
7.6.6

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
6 : Oxides of Al
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First Recorded Occurrence of Nordstrandite

Year of Discovery:
1958

Physical Properties of Nordstrandite

Hardness (Mohs):
3

Crystallography of Nordstrandite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pedial
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.08Å, b = 5.12Å, c = 4.98Å
α = 93.67°, β = 118.92°, γ = 70.27°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.992 : 1 : 0.973
Comment:
Non-standard unit-cell setting
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.789 (100)
4.322 (12)
4.207 (10)
2.392 (9)
2.263 (15)
2.016 (8)
1.9008 (8)

Optical Data of Nordstrandite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.580 nβ = 1.583 nγ = 1.602
2V:
Measured: 24° , Calculated: 44°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.022
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v moderate

Chemical Properties of Nordstrandite

Formula:
Al(OH)3
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Nordstrandite to other Species

4.FE.05Amakinite(Fe2+,Mg)(OH)2
4.FE.05BruciteMg(OH)2
4.FE.05PortlanditeCa(OH)2
4.FE.05PyrochroiteMn(OH)2
4.FE.05TheophrastiteNi(OH)2
4.FE.10BayeriteAl(OH)3
4.FE.10DoyleiteAl(OH)3
4.FE.10GibbsiteAl(OH)3
4.FE.15BöhmiteAlO(OH)
4.FE.15Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
4.FE.20GrimaldiiteCrO(OH)
4.FE.20HeterogeniteCoO(OH)
4.FE.25FeitknechtiteMn3+O(OH)
4.FE.25Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
4.FE.30QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)
4.FE.35FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
4.FE.40FeroxyhyteFe3+O(OH)
4.FE.40Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
4.FE.45QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2y
7.6.1CorundumAl2O3
7.6.2BöhmiteAlO(OH)
7.6.2DiasporeAlO(OH)
7.6.4GibbsiteAl(OH)3
7.6.5BayeriteAl(OH)3
7.6.7DoyleiteAl(OH)3
7.6.8Akdalaite4Al2O3 · H2O

Other Names for Nordstrandite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Nordstrandite

Reference List:
Wall, J.R.D., E.B. Wolfenden, E.H. Beard, and T. Deans (1962): Nordstrandite in soil from West Sarawak, Borneo. Nature, 196, 264–265.

Hathaway, J.C. and S.O. Schlanger (1962): Nordstrandite from Guam. Nature, 196, 265–266.

American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 214.

Saalfeld, H. and O. Jarchow (1968): Die Kristallstruktur
von Nordstrandite, Al(OH)3. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen, 109, 185-191.

Chao, G.Y. and J. Baker (1982): Nordstrandite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Can. Mineral., 20, 77–85.

Internet Links for Nordstrandite

Localities for Nordstrandite

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
 
AmMin 60:285-291 (1975)
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Hafner group
        • Pölla valley
          • Zanaischg (Zaneischg)
A.Pichler (2009)
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Rauris valley
        • Hüttwinkl valley
          • Grieswies - Krumlkeeskopf area
Walter, F. (2009)
  • Styria
    • Bad Gleichenberg
      • Wilhelmsdorf
Alker, A., Golob, P., Postl, W. & Waltinger, H. (1981): Hydrotalkit, Nordstrandit und Motukoreait vom Stradner Kogel, südlich Gleichenberg, Steiermark. Mitt.-Bl. Abt. Mineral. Landesmuseum Joanneum 49, 1-13.; R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Ayopaya Province
Alfredo Petrov collection; Laszlo Horvath collection
Brazil
 
  • Santa Catarina
Norberto Dani et al (2001) Nordstrandite in Bauxite Derived from Phonolite, Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil Clays and Clay Minerals, 49:216-226
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Dungannon Township
Sabina, A.P. (1982): Some rare minerals of the Bancroft area. Mineralogical Record 13 (4), 226-228
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Chao, G.Y. and Baker, J. (1982), Nordstrandite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 20: 77-85.
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
          • Saint-Amable sill
HORVÁTH, L. (2010) The minerals of the Saint-Amable sill: an update. MICRONEWS 44(4), 23-28.
    • Montréal
      • Mont Royal
Tarassoff collection
  • Saskatchewan
D. M. Egan (1986) The Occurrence of Scarbroite at Muskiki Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Mineralogical Magazine 50:180
Croatia
AmMin 60:285-291 (1975)
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad; Carlsbad)
        • Děpoltovice
Sejkora J., Jebavá I., Plášil J., Bureš B., Tvrdý J.: Nordstrandit z lomu v Děpoltovicích u Karlových Varů (Česká republika). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2010, roč. 18, č. 1, s. 33-41.
      • Žlutice (Luditz)
Černý, P. et al.: Mokrá u Žlutic, lokalita gibbsitu, böhmit a zeolitů. Minerál, 2002, roč. 10, č. 6, s. 403 - 408.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Maroldsweisach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Niederberg area
      • Wülfrath
        • Rohdenhaus
Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1991): Mineralogische Notizen V. Aufschluss 42, 155-171.
    • Siegerland
      • Eiserfeld
Henrich, J. M. (1998): Die Königin der Eisensteingruben. Die Grube Eisenzecher Zug bei Eiserfeld im Siegerland – ein Fundort begehrter Mineralien. Mineralien-Welt 9 (5), 16-35.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Daun
        • Üdersdorf
Hentschel, G., Die Minerale der Üdersdorfer Lava, Lapis, Weise Verlag, München, 11/1989
      • Mayen
        • Ettringen
          • Bellerberg volcano
[Hentschel, G., Neue Mineralfunde aus Vulkanvorkommen der Eifel, Mainzer geowiss. Mitt. 11, 87-90, 1982] [Lapis, 15 (5), 9-36]
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Niederschlag-Bärenstein District
        • Bärenstein
T. Witzke (1994): Neufunde aus Sachsen (II): Nordstrandit vom Bärenstein bei Annaberg in Sachsen.- Lapis 19, 10, 36-39
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
No reference listed
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
      • Igaliku (Igaliko)
        • Narsaarsuk Plateau
Petersen Ole V.,Secher K.(1985) - Gronland: Mineralien, Geologie, Geschichte. - Verlag Bode & Partner K.G., Bochum, 87 pagg./ Petersen, O.V., Johnsen, O. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1976): Nordstrandite from Narssârssuk, Greenland. Mineralogical Record 7, 78-82
Guam
 
  • Lamlan Ridge
Nature,(1962) 196, 265-266; Am Min 50:1029-1037
Am Min 50:1029-1037
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Aggteleki Mts
      • Aggtelek
Szakáll S.,2007
Italy
 
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Bolzano Province (South Tyrol)
      • Adige Valley (Etsch Valley)
Vannucci S. –(1975) Su un nuovo ritrovamento di nordstrandite a Terlano (Bolzano). Periodico di mineralogia – Roma, pp. 55-67
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Massa-Carrara Province
      • Apuan Alps
Orlandi P., Franzini M., 1994. I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Amilcare Pizzi S.p.A., Milano. ; Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp.
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Tretto di Schio
        • Val Munari
          • Contrade Maglio-Pornaro
Saccardo D., Zordan A., 2002. Il giacimento metamorfico di contatto di Maglio-Pornaro al Tretto di Schio (Vicenza). Riv. Miner. Ital., 4: 234-236.
Jamaica
AmMin 60:285-291 (1975)
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Gunma Prefecture
        • Fujioka
American Mineralogist (1986): 71, 1022-1027.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Kostanay Province (Qostanay Oblysy; Kostanai Oblast')
    • Rudny
Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Malaysia
 
  • Borneo Island
    • Sarawak
      • Kuching
        • Bau
Wall J R D, Wolfenden E B, Beard E H, Deams T (1962) Nordstrandite in soil from West Sarawak, Borneo, Nature, 196, 264-265
Mauritania
 
  • Adrar Region
Guillaumen Matton (2008) Le Complexe Crétacé Du Rlchat (Mauritanie); Un Processus Alcalin Péri-Atlantiqu. PhD Thesis University of Montreal.
Montenegro
AmMin 60:285-291 (1975)
Norway
 
  • Telemark
    • Porsgrunn
      • Langesundsfjorden
        • Siktesøya
Larsen, A.O. & Raade, G. (1991): Gaidonnayite from the nepheline syenite pegmatite on Siktesøya in the southern part of the Oslo Region, norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 71: 303-306
      • Mørje
        • Sagåsen
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 pp.
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 pp.
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Hedrum
        • Lågendalen
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 pp.
      • Malerød
Nordrum, F.S. (2012): Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2011-2012. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter. 49, 117-124; Peter Andresen collection
Peter Andresen collection.
Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM- 6310 ( Ex- Svein A Berge collection 2010)
      • Tvedalen
Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM- 6393
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
      • Enisei Range (Yenisei Ridge; Enisei Ridge)
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/nordstrandite.pdf.
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
          • Kukisvumchorr Mt
Lapis 29(1), 47 (2004)
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/lovo.htm
      • Northern Karelia
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/vuori.htm
Spain
 
  • Canary Islands
    • Las Palmas Province
      • Lanzarote
        • Haría
Strasser, A., Kirchner, E., (2006): Minerale aus einem Alkali-Basalt-Differentiat vom Risco Famara, Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 57, 335-338
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Baix Llobregat
        • Gavà
          • Bruguers
Bareche, E (2005) "Els minerals de Catalunya. Segle XX" Ed. Grup Mineralògic Català, Barcelona, 269 p.
UK
 
  • England
    • East Sussex
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/nordstrandite.pdf.
USA
 
  • Colorado
AmMin 60:285
      • Piceance Creek Basin
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
  • Montana
    • Mineral Co.
Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
  • New Mexico
    • Eddy Co.
      • Carlsbad
NMBMMR New Mexico Mineral symposium (2002) pp. 6-7
  • Utah
    • Duchesne Co.
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Uintah Co.
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
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