Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Galileiite

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Galileo Galilei
Formula:
{Fe2+}{Na8}{Fe42+Na4}{Fe432+}(PO4)36
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Pale amber
Lustre:
Waxy
Hardness:
4
Member of:
Name:
For Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian astronomer and physicist
This page provides mineralogical data about Galileiite.

Classification of Galileiite

Approved 1996
8.AC.50

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
C : With medium-sized and large cations
Dana 7th ed.:
38.2.9.4
mindat.org URL:
http://www.mindat.org/min-6961.html
Please feel free to link to this page.

First Recorded Occurrence of Galileiite

General Appearance of First Recorded Material:
<30 micron grains
Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
Smithsonian
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
Class IIIAB and IIIB Meteorites

Occurrences of Galileiite

Geological Setting:
Type IIIAB meteorites

Physical Properties of Galileiite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Pale amber
Hardness (Mohs):
4
Comment:
Less than 4
Tenacity:
Sectile
Cleavage:
None Observed
Parting:
None
Density:
4.07Space gr g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Galileiite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
R3
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.98Å, c = 41.66Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.781
Unit Cell Volume:
V 8,096.06 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
36
Morphology:
Anhedral grains to 30 microns
Comment:
Space group by analogy to chladniite

Optical Data of Galileiite

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.720() nε = 1.750(5)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.030
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of Galileiite

Formula:
{Fe2+}{Na8}{Fe42+Na4}{Fe432+}(PO4)36
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Galileiite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
Chladniite{Ca}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
JohnsomervilleiteNa10Ca6Mg18Fe25(PO4)36
Stornesite-(Y){(Y, Ca)}{Na62}{(Ca,Na)8}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
XenophylliteNa4Fe72+(PO4)6
8.AC.05HowardevansiteNaCuFe2(VO4)3
8.AC.10Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
8.AC.10ArseniopleiteNaCaMn2+(Mn2+,Mg)2(AsO4)3
8.AC.10Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)(Ca,Mn2+)(Mn2+,Mg,Fe3+)2(AsO4)3
8.AC.10Ferroalluaudite(Na,Ca)Fe2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)3
8.AC.10HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe22+(PO4)3
8.AC.10JohilleriteNa(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3
8.AC.10Maghagendorfite(□,Na,)(Na,Ca,Fe2+)Mn(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)3(PO4)3
8.AC.10NickenichiteNa0.8Ca0.4Cu0.4(Mg,Fe)3(AsO4)3
8.AC.10VaruliteNaCaMn2+Mn22+(PO4)3
8.AC.10FerrohagendorfiteNaCaFe2+Fe22+(PO4)3
8.AC.10BradaczekiteNaCu4(AsO4)3
8.AC.10YazganiteNaFe23+(Mg,Mn2+)(AsO4)3 · H2O
8.AC.10GroatiteNaCaMn2(PO4)(HPO4)2
8.AC.15BobfergusoniteNa2Mn5FeAl(PO4)6
8.AC.15Ferrowyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Fe,Mn)(Fe,Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3
8.AC.15QingheiiteNaMn3+Mg(Al,Fe3+)(PO4)3
8.AC.15Rosemaryite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mg)Al(PO4)3
8.AC.15Wyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3
8.AC.15Ferrorosemaryite◻NaFe2+Fe3+Al(PO4)3
8.AC.15Qingheiite-(Fe2+)Na2Fe2+MgAl(PO4)3
8.AC.18ManitobaiteNa16Mn2+ 25Al8(PO4)30
8.AC.20MarićiteNaFe2+(PO4)
8.AC.25BerzeliiteNaCa2(Mg,Mn2+)2(AsO4)3
8.AC.25Manganberzeliite(Ca,Na)3(Mn2+,Mg)2(AsO4)3
8.AC.25Palenzonaite(Ca,Na)3CaMn22+(VO4)3
8.AC.25SchäferiteCa2NaMg2(VO4)3
8.AC.30BrianiteNa2CaMg(PO4)2
8.AC.35Vitusite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2
8.AC.40Olgite(Sr,Ba)(Na,Sr,REE)2Na(PO4)2
8.AC.40Bario-olgite(Ba,Sr)(Na,Sr,REE)2Na(PO4)2 ·
8.AC.45StrontiowhitlockiteSr9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
8.AC.45WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
8.AC.45MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
8.AC.45TuiteCa3(PO4)2
8.AC.45FerromerrilliteCa9NaFe2+(PO4)7
8.AC.45BobdownsiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(PO3F)
8.AC.50Chladniite{Ca}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
8.AC.50Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
8.AC.50JohnsomervilleiteNa10Ca6Mg18Fe25(PO4)36
8.AC.50Stornesite-(Y){(Y, Ca)}{Na62}{(Ca,Na)8}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
8.AC.50XenophylliteNa4Fe72+(PO4)6
8.AC.55HarrisoniteCa(Fe2+,Mg)6(PO4)2(SiO4)2
8.AC.60KosnariteKZr2(PO4)3
8.AC.65Panethite(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)2
8.AC.70StanfielditeCa7Ca2Mg9(PO4)12
8.AC.75RonneburgiteK2MnV4O12
8.AC.80Tillmannsite(Ag3Hg)(VO4,AsO4)
8.AC.85FilatoviteK(Al,Zn)2(As,Si)2O8
38.2.9.1Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
38.2.9.2JohnsomervilleiteNa10Ca6Mg18Fe25(PO4)36
38.2.9.3Chladniite{Ca}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
38.2.9.5Stornesite-(Y){(Y, Ca)}{Na62}{(Ca,Na)8}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
38.2.9.6XenophylliteNa4Fe72+(PO4)6

Other Names for Galileiite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Galileiit
Spanish:Galileiita

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 Galileiite

Reference List:
Meteoritics and Planetary Science: 32: A155-A156.

Internet Links for Galileiite

Localities for Galileiite

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.
Argentina
 
  • Chubut
    • Tehuelches department
      • Nueva Lubecka
Meteoritics Planetary Sci.(1997) 32, A155-A156
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • Cibola Co.
      • Zuni Mountains District
Meteoritics Planetary Sci.(1997) 32, A155-A156
Mineral and/or Locality  
Copyright © mindat.org 1993-2015, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: March 1, 2015 06:57:17 Page generated: February 15, 2015 15:53:38