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Adranosite-(Al)

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Formula:
(NH
 
4
)
 
4
NaAl
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
4
Cl(OH)
 
2
System:Tetragonal
Name:After the Greek name of the ancient fire god Adranos (Latin: Adranus) who,according to legend, lived under Mount Etna before being driven out by Hephaestus (Latin: Vulcan). Adranos was worshipped all over Sicily, but particularly in the town of Adranus, now named Adrano.


The Al analogue of Adranosite-(Fe).


Classification of Adranosite-(Al)

IMA status:Approved 2008
Dana 8th edition ID:30.4.5.

30 : ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
4 : Miscellaneous
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Type Occurrence of Adranosite-(Al)

Type Locality:La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy

Crystallography of Adranosite-(Al)

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Class (H-M):4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:I41/acd {I41/a 2/c 2/d}
Cell Parameters:a = 18.118(3) Å, c = 11.320(3) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.625
Unit Cell Volume:V 3,715.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
6.398 (80)
4.530 (86)
3.202 (47)
3.020 (65)
2.980 (100)
2.739 (36)
2.265 (87)
1.902 (44)

Chemical Properties of Adranosite-(Al)

Formula:
(NH
 
4
)
 
4
NaAl
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
4
Cl(OH)
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:(NH4)4NaAl2(SO4)4Cl(OH)2
Essential elements:Al, Cl, H, N, Na, O, S
All elements listed in formula:Al, Cl, H, N, Na, O, S

Other Names for Adranosite-(Al)

Synonyms:
IMA2008-057
Other Languages:
German:Adranosit

Other Information

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 Adranosite-(Al)

Reference List:

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Ciriotti, M.E., Fascio, L. & Pasero, M. (2009) Italian Type Minerals. Edizioni Plus, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 357 pp.

Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I. (2010) Adranosite, (NH4)4NaAl2(SO4)Cl(OH)2, a new ammonium sulfate chloride from La Fossa crater, Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 315-321.

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  • Localities for Adranosite-(Al)

    The 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. ? 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.
    Germany
     
    • North Rhine-Westphalia
      • Aachen
        • Alsdorf
    Collection and analyses Thomas Witzke
    Italy
     
    • Sicily
      • Messina Province
        • Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands)
          • Lipari
            • Vulcano Island
    Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I. (2010): Adranosite, (NH4)4NaAl2(SO4)Cl(OH)2, a new ammonium sulfate chloride from La Fossa crater, Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 315-321.
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