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Nashite

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Barbara P. Nash
Formula:
Na3Ca2[(V5+9V4+)O28] · 24H2O
Colour:
Bluish-green
Lustre:
Sub-Adamantine
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
2.350 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honour of Dr. Barbara P. Nash (b. 1944), Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah. She is an expert on the geochemistry and petrogenesis of volcanic systems and has described a large number of new minerals.
This page provides mineralogical data about Nashite.


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Classification of NashiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2012
First Published:
2013
Approval History:
2011-105

Physical Properties of NashiteHide

Sub-Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Bluish-green
Streak:
Light bluish-green
Hardness:
Comment:
ca.2
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
One good cleavage on {010}
Density:
2.350 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
Calculated: based on the empirical formula and single-crystal cell data

Optical Data of NashiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.737(3) nβ = 1.762(6) nγ = 1.775(3)
2V:
Measured: 70° , Calculated: 71°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.038
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
With X greenish blue, Y yellowish green, and Z yellow, with X > Y >> Z.

Chemical Properties of NashiteHide

Formula:
Na3Ca2[(V5+9V4+)O28] · 24H2O
IMA Formula:
Na3Ca2([V5+9V4+]O28) · 24H2O

Crystallography of NashiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Setting:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.0099(3) Å, b = 21.8472(7) Å, c = 11.1504(7) Å
β = 116.584(8)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.458 : 1 : 0.51
Unit Cell V:
2,180.67 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
10.995 (46)
9.044 (100)
8.350 (64)
6.962 (15)
5.526 (17)
3.501 (15)
2.994 (13)
2.652 (15)

Type Occurrence of NashiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Blades on a corvusite-montroseite-bearing sandstone block
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, USA, catalogue numbers 63583 (holotype) and 63584 (Little Eva mine), and 63585, 63586 and 63587 (St Jude mine)
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Sandstone
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Kampf, A.R., Hughes, J.M., Marty, J., Brown, F.H. (2013) Nashite, Na3Ca2[(V4+V5+9)O28]•24H2O, a new mineral species from the Yellow Cat Mining District, Utah and the Slick Rock Mining District, Colorado: Crystal structure and descriptive mineralogy. Canadian Mineralogist: 51: 27-38.

Synonyms of NashiteHide

Other Language Names for NashiteHide

Fluorescence of NashiteHide

Does not fluoresce in short- or long-wave ultraviolet radiation

Other InformationHide

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 NashiteHide

Reference List:
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Kampf, A.R., Hughes, J.M., Marty, J., Brown, F. (2012) Nashite, IMA 2011-105. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 810; Mineralogical Magazine: 76: 807-817.
Kampf, A.R., Hughes, J.M., Marty, J., Brown, F.H. (2013) Nashite, Na3Ca2[(V4+V5+9)O28]•24H2O, a new mineral species from the Yellow Cat Mining District, Utah and the Slick Rock Mining District, Colorado: Crystal structure and descriptive mineralogy. Canadian Mineralogist: 51: 27-38.
Kampf, A.R., Hughes, J.M., Marty, J., Brown, F.H. (2013) [Erratum] Nashite, Na3Ca2[(V4+V5+9)O28]·24H2O, a new mineral species from the Yellow Cat Mining District, Utah and the Slick Rock Mining District, Colorado: Crystal structure and descriptive mineralogy. The Canadian Mineralogist: 51: 355-356.
Cámara, F., Gagné, O.C., Belakovskiy, D.I., Uvarova, Y. (2015) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 100: 1319-1332.

Internet Links for NashiteHide

Localities for NashiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
USA (TL)
 
  • Colorado
    • San Miguel Co.
      • Slick Rock District
        • Gypsum Valley
Kampf, A.R., Hughes, J.M., Marty, J., Brown, F. (2012) Nashite, IMA 2011-105. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 810; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817; Kampf, A.R., Hughes, J.M., Marty, J. and Brown, F. H. (2013): Nashite, Na3Ca2[(V4+V5+9)O28]•24H2O, a new mineral species from the Yellow Cat Mining District, Utah and the Slick Rock Mining District, Colorado: Crystal structure and descriptive mineralogy. Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 27-38.
  • Utah
    • Grand Co.
      • Thompsons District (S. E. Thomsons)
        • Yellow Cat Mesa
Kampf, A.R., Hughes, J.M., Marty, J., Brown, F. (2012) Nashite, IMA 2011-105. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 810; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817; Kampf, A.R., Hughes, J.M., Marty, J. and Brown, F. H. (2013): Nashite, Na3Ca2[(V4+V5+9)O28]•24H2O, a new mineral species from the Yellow Cat Mining District, Utah and the Slick Rock Mining District, Colorado: Crystal structure and descriptive mineralogy. Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 27-38.
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