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|Name:||For its tetragonal symmetry and relation to Natrolite.|
The compositions of and structural relationships between Gonnardite and tetranatrolite remain controversial (Artioli and Galli 1999; Evans et al. 2000; Ross et al 1992; Lee et al. 2006; Seryotkin & Bakakin, 2007).
Tetranatrolite was discredited in 1999 (but apparently without actually working on the type specimen or on any positively identified tetranatrolite itself).
Tetranatrolite was originally reported from Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry), Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada.
Classification of Tetranatrolite
|IMA status:||Discredited 1999|
|Explanation of status:||Perhaps identical to gonnardite.|
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||16.2.6|
16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
2 : Aluminosilicates of Na
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Relationship of Tetranatrolite to other Species
|Member of:||Zeolite Group|
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|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 Tetranatrolite
Chao, G.Y. (1980) Paranatrolite a new zeolite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 18: 85-88.
Artioli, G. and Galli, E. (1999) Gonnardite: Re-examination of holotype material and discreditation of tetranatrolite. American Mineralogist: 84: 1445-1450.
Evans, H.T., Konnert, J.A., and Ross, M. (2000) The crystal structure of tetranatrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, and its chemical and structural relationship to paranatrolite and gonnardite. American Mineralogist: 85: 1808-1815.
Lee, Y., Hriljac, J.A., and Vogt, T. (2005b) Variable-temperature structural studies of tetranatrolite from Mt. St. Hilaire: Synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction and Rietveld analysis. American Mineralogist: 90: 247-251.
Lee, Yongjae, Hriljac, Joseph A., Parise, John B., and Vogt, Thomas (2006) Pressure-induced hydration in zeolite tetranatrolite. American Mineralogist: 91: 247-251.
Seryotkin, Yu,V. & Bakakin, V.V. (2007): The reversibility of the paranatrolite-tetranatrolite transformation. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 593-598.
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Localities for Tetranatrolite
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? 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.
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