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Dawsonite

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John William Dawson
Formula:
NaAlCO3(OH)2
Colour:
Colourless to white; rarely pink; colourless in transmitted light
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
2.436
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named by B.J. Harrington in 1874 in honor of Sir John William Dawson (13 October 1820, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada - 19 November 1899, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Principal of McGill University and geologist, who first collected the mineral.

A low-temperature hydrothermal mineral.

Compare the anthropogenic 'UM1989-06-CO:AlHNa'.


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Classification of DawsoniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1874
5.BB.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
B : With alkalies, etc.
16a.3.8.1

16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
3 : (AB)2(XO3)Zq
11.7.3

11 : Carbonates
7 : Carbonates of Al

Physical Properties of DawsoniteHide

Vitreous, Silky
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless to white; rarely pink; colourless in transmitted light
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Perfect
On {110}
Density:
2.436 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.431 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of DawsoniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.466 nβ = 1.542 nγ = 1.596
2V:
Measured: 77° , Calculated: 76°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.130
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
relatively weak r < v

Chemical Properties of DawsoniteHide

Formula:
NaAlCO3(OH)2

Crystallography of DawsoniteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Imma
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.759 Å, b = 10.425 Å, c = 5.585 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.648 : 1 : 0.536
Unit Cell V:
393.53 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Bladed to acicular crystals forming incrustations and rosettes; tufts of fine needles. Crystals elongated [001], to 3.5cm.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Type Occurrence of DawsoniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
McGill University Montreal RMF2381A
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Feldspathic dike cutting Trenton limestone.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for DawsoniteHide

Catalan:Dawsonita
Dutch:Dawsoniet
German:Dawsonit
Italian:Dawsonite
Simplified Chinese:丝钠铝石
Spanish:Dawsonita
Traditional Chinese:絲鈉鋁石

Varieties of DawsoniteHide

Chromian DawsoniteA chromium-bearing variety of dawsonite.

Common AssociatesHide

BaryteBaSO4
CalciteCaCO3
DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FluoriteCaF2
PyriteFeS2
QuartzSiO2
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Fluorite18 photos of Dawsonite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Sodalite11 photos of Dawsonite associated with Sodalite on mindat.org.
Aegirine10 photos of Dawsonite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Calcite9 photos of Dawsonite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Fülöppite8 photos of Dawsonite associated with Fülöppite on mindat.org.
Semseyite8 photos of Dawsonite associated with Semseyite on mindat.org.
Quartz7 photos of Dawsonite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Catapleiite7 photos of Dawsonite associated with Catapleiite on mindat.org.
Analcime6 photos of Dawsonite associated with Analcime on mindat.org.
Nordstrandite5 photos of Dawsonite associated with Nordstrandite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.BB.05BarentsiteNa7Al(HCO3)2(CO3)2F4Tric.
5.BB.15TunisiteNaCa2Al4(CO3)4(OH)8ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
5.BB.20SabinaiteNa4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.7.1ScarbroiteAl5(CO3)(OH)13 · 5H2OHex.
11.7.2HydroscarbroiteAl14(CO3)3(OH)36 · nH2OTric.
11.7.4HydrotalciteMg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
11.7.5Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex.
11.7.6IndigiriteMg2Al2(CO3)4(OH)2 · 15H2O
11.7.7AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
11.7.8Para-alumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 6H2O
11.7.9TunisiteNaCa2Al4(CO3)4(OH)8ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
11.7.10WermlanditeMg7Al2(OH)18[Ca(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
11.7.11MontroyaliteSr4Al8(CO3)3(OH,F)26 · 10-11H2O
11.7.12DresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.7.13HydrodresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OTric.
11.7.14StrontiodresseriteSrAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Soluble in acids with effervescence.
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 DawsoniteHide

Reference List:
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Harrington, B.J. (1874) Notes on dawsonite, a new carbonate. The Canadian Naturalist and Quarterly Journal of Science: 7: 305-309.
Harrington, B.J. (1878) Note on the composition of dawsonite. The Canadian Naturalist, New series: 10: 84-86.
Graham, R.P.D. (1908) Dawsonite: a carbonate of soda and alumina. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Section IV: 165-177.
Stevenson, J.S., Stevenson, L.S. (1965) Shorter communications: The petrology of dawsonite at the type locality, Montreal. The Canadian Mineralogist: 8: 249-252 .
Mandarino, J.A., Harris, D.C. (1965) New Canadian mineral occurrences: I. Eucryptite, pollucite, rozenite, epsomite, dawsonite, fairchildite and butschliite. The Canadian Mineralogist: 8: 377-381.
Frueh, A.J., Golightly, J.P. (1967) The crystal structure of dawsonite NaAl(CO3)(OH)2. Canadian Mineralogist: 8: 51-56.
Kwon, S.W., Kim, B.H., Ishikawa, H. (1971) The conditions of formation of dawsonite and its crystal structure. Journal of the Chemical Society of Japan: 74: 2411-2411.
Corazza, E., Sabelli, C., Vannucci, S. (1977) Dawsonite: new mineralogical data and structure refinement. Neues Jahrbuch Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1977: 381-397.
Stevenson, J.S., Stevenson, L.S. (1977) Dawsonite-fluorite relationships at Montreal-area localities. The Canadian Mineralogist: 15: 117-120.
Stevenson, J.S., Stevenson, L.S. (1978) Contrasting dawsonite occurrences from Mont St-Bruno, Quebec. The Canadian Mineralogist: 16: 471-474.
Serna, C.J., García-Ramos, J.V., Peña, M.J. (1985) Vibrational study of dawsonite type compounds MAl(OH)2CO3 (M = Na, K, NH4). Spectrochimica Acta: 41A: 697-702.
Chinh, L.T., Pobedimskaya, E.A., Khomyakov, A.P. (1987) Crystal structure of dawsonite, NaAl(CO3)(OH)2 and its first discovery in the Khibiny alkaline massiv. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Geologiya: 42: 74-77.
Ferrini, V., Martarelli, L., De Vito, C., Çina, A., Deda, T. (2003) The Koman dawsonite and realgar-orpiment deposit, northern Albania: inferences on processes of formation. The Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 413-427.
Frost, R.L., Bouzaid, J.M. (2007) Raman spectroscopy of dawsonite NaAl(CO3)(OH)2. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy: 38: 873-879.
Lodziana, Z., Stoica, G., Pérez-Ramírez, J. (2011) Reevaluation of the structure and fundamental physical properties of dawsonites by DFT studies. Inorganic Chemistry: 50: 2590-2598.
Comerio, M., Morosi, M.E., Tunik, M., Paredes, J.M., Zalba, P.E. (2014) The role of telogenetic injection of magmatically derived CO2 in the formation of dawsonite from the Castillo Formation, Chubut Group, Patagonia, Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist: 52: 513-531.

Internet Links for DawsoniteHide

Localities for DawsoniteHide

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.
Albania
 
  • Shkodër County (Shkodra County)
    • Drin valley
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 277.; V. Ferrini, L. Martarelli, C. De Vito, A. Cina and T. Deda (2003) The Koman dawsonite and realgar-orpiment deposit, northern Albania; inferences on processes of formation. The Canadian Mineralogist(April 2003), 41, Part 2:413-427
Algeria
 
  • Chlef Province
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 277.
Argentina
 
  • Chubut
    • Paso de Indios Department
      • Los Altares
Zalba, P.E., Conconi, M.S., Morosi, M., Manassero, M. & Comerio, M. (2011): Dawsonite in tuffs and litharenites of the Cerro Castaño Member, Cerro Barcino Formation, Chubut group (Cenomanian), Los Altares, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49. 503-520
Australia
 
Goldbery, R., Loughnan, F.C. (1970) Dawsonite and nordstrandite in the Permian Berry Formation of the Sydney Basin, New South Wales. American Mineralogist, Vol. 55, March-April, pp.477-490. Milton, G., Dwornik, E.J., Finkleman, R.B. (1975) Nordstrandite, Al(OH)3, from the Green River Formation in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, American Mineralogist, Volume 60, pages 285-291.
    • Durham Co.
      • Muswellbrook
Keith F Compton collection
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Karawanken
      • Bad Eisenkappel (Bad Eisenkappl)
        • Lobniggraben
C.Auer (2015)
  • Styria
    • Fürstenfeld
      • Loipersdorf
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Judenburg
      • Fohnsdorf
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Belgium
 
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
        • Grand Halleux
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M. & van der Meersche, E. (2002): Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Ed., 304 p.
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Ayopaya Province
Alfredo Petrov collection; Laszlo Horvath collection
Canada
 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Newfoundland
Econ Geol (1985) 80:1297-1327
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Dungannon Township
Sabina (1986) Geol. Survey of Canada, Misc. Report 39, 11-14.
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359.; J. S. Stevenson and L. S. Stevenson (1977) Dawsonite-fluorite relationships at Montreal-area localities. The Canadian Mineralogist 15:117-120
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
      • Longueuil TE
        • Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
          • Mont Saint Bruno
Mandarino & Harris (1965) New Canadian mineral occurrences. Canadian Mineralogist, 8, 377-381. ; Can Mineral August 1978 v. 16 no. 3 p. 471-474
    • Montréal
JAMBOR, J.L., PLANT, A.G., and STEACY, H.R. (1976) A dawsonite-bearing silicocarbonatite sill from Montreal Island, Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada Paper, 76-1B, 357-362. TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. The Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.; J. S. Stevenson and L. S. Stevenson (1977) Dawsonite-fluorite relationships at Montreal-area localities. The Canadian Mineralogist 15:117-120
Sabina (1983) GSC Misc. Rep. 32, 57
      • Mont Royal
Dolan (1923)
Dawsonite, hematite, natrolite, mica 1M, pyrite: Peter Tarassoff Collection. XRD identification by G.Y. Chao, Carleton University. Sodalite: Redpath Museum collection, McGill University
HARRINGTON, B.J. (1874 & 1978); Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 277.; Stevenson, John S., The Petrology of Dawsonite at the Type Locality, Montreal, The Canadian Mineralogist, 1964
Harrington (1883)
      • Montréal-Est
Canadian Museum of Nature collection
J. S. Stevenson and L. S. Stevenson (1977) Dawsonite-fluorite relationships at Montreal-area localities. The Canadian Mineralogist 15:117-120
  • Saskatchewan
D. M. Egan (1986) The Occurrence of Scarbroite at Muskiki Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Mineralogical Magazine 50:180
China
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Hulunbuir League (Hulunbei'er Prefecture)
      • New Barag Left Banner (Xin Barag Zuoqi)
        • Bei'er lake depression
Yuqiao Gao and Li Liu (2007): Geological Review 72(1), 104-111
  • Jilin Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Songyuan Prefecture
      • Qian Gorlos Co. (Qianguo'erluosi Co.)
Yuqiao Gao, Li Liu, Xiyu Qu, and Na Liu (2008): Journal of Palaeogeography 10(2), 111-123
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Kladno
Žáček, V., Frýda, J., Ondruš, P., Opluštil, S.: Polymetalická mineralizace v proterozoiku v podloží karbonské pánve na dole Slaný. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 123-126.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Laach lake volcanic complex
        • Mendig
          • Niedermendig
in the collection of Christof Schäfer
Hungary
 
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Recsk
Baksa, C.; Bognar, L.; Lovas, G. (1975): Occurrence of dawsonite at Recsk, Matra Mountains, northwest Hungary. Acta Geologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 19(3-4), 281-6.
Szakáll & Jánosi: Minerals of Hungary, 1995
Italy
 
Di Domenico D.,Vinci F. (2011) Dawsonite di Canale Monterano,Manziana,Roma.Micro,numero 2,volume 2011.
    • Rome Province
      • Bracciano Lake
        • Manziana
Di Domenico, D. & Vinci, F. (2011): Dawsonite di Canale Monterano, Manziana, Roma. Micro, 2/2011, 54-57
Di Domenico, D., Vinci, F. (2011): Dawsonite di Canale Monterano, Manziana, Roma. Micro 02/2011, 54-57.
      • Tolfa Mts District
luigi mattei
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Bolzano Province (South Tyrol)
      • Adige Valley (Etsch Valley)
        • Terlano (Terlan)
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Amiata Mt.
AGMT (Associazione Geomineralogica Toscana) - 2008
AGMT (Associazione Geomineralogica Toscana) - 2008
Giovanni Scapin collection
      • Manciano
        • San Martino sul Fiora
Meli, R. (2000): L'antica miniera antimonifera di S. Martino sul Fiora, Mancianese (Grosseto). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/2000, 111-113.
      • Semproniano
        • Catabbio
Del Caldo A., Moro C., Gramaccioli C.M., Boscardin M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
Del Caldo A., Moro C., Gramaccioli C.M., Boscardin M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
    • Livorno Province
      • Livorno
        • Valle Benedetta
Malesani P. Vannucci S. - Su una nuova varieta di dawsonite ritrovata nella Valle Benedetta (Livorno). Periodico di Mineralogia - Vol. 43 - pp. 655-662.
    • 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.
Orlandi P., Franzini M., 1994. I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Amilcare Pizzi S.p.A., Milano.
Orlandi P., Franzini M., 1994. I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Amilcare Pizzi S.p.A., Milano.
        • Massa
Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp
    • Pisa Province
      • Lajatico
Orlandi P., (2005). "Geositi minerari e mineralogici della provincia di Pisa" in La geologia della provincia di Pisa. Cartografia, geositi e banche dati, pp. 55-280, Provincia di Pisa, 2005
        • Orciatico
http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?t=2721
No reference listed
      • Amiata Mt.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 277.
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Recoaro Terme
Boscardin M., Daleffe A., Rocchetti I., Zordan A. “I minerali nel Vicentino”, Museo “G. Zannato”, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 2011.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Gunma Prefecture
        • Fujioka
American Mineralogist (1986): 71, 1022-1027.
    • Kinki region
      • Mie Prefecture
        • Taki-cho
Alfredo Petrov specimens
Alfredo Petrov specimens
      • Osaka Prefecture
        • Sennan City
Alfredo Petrov specimen
Mauritania
 
  • Adrar Region
Guillaumen Matton (2008) Le Complexe Crétacé Du Rlchat (Mauritanie); Un Processus Alcalin Péri-Atlantiqu. PhD Thesis University of Montreal.
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
    • Mun. de Aquiles Serdán
      • Santa Eulalia District
        • East Camp
Megaw, P.K.M., 1990b, Geology and geochemistry of the Santa Eulalia mining district, Chihuahua, Mexico.: Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. of Arizona, 549 p
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A., Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (1990).
Peru
 
  • Piura Department
    • Huancabamba Province
      • Canchaque
Coveney, R. M. and Kelly, W. C. (1971) Dawsonite as a daughter mineral in hydrothermal fluid inclusions, Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 32, p. 334-342.
Russia
 
  • Northern Caucasus Region
    • Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic (Karachai-Cherkess Republic; Karachay-Cherkessia Republic)
Zvezdinskaya L.V., Shtanov V.I. (1995) Composition of dawsonite and its thermal decomposition process, - DAN, 344(6), p.798-800 (in Rus.).
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
Pekov, I.V. & Podlesnyi, A.S. (2004): Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrotermalites. Mineralogical Almanac, vol. 7, 140 pages + xxiv photo's pages
          • Kirovskii apatite mine (Kirovsky Mine; Kirovskii Mine; Kirov Mine)
Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
P.M. Kartashov data
Kirnarskiy, Yu.M., Kozyreva, L.V. [Кирнарский, Ю.М., Козырева, Л.В.] (1974): On the carbonate veins in rocks of the Khibiny alkaline massif [О карбонатных жилах в породах Хибинского щелочного массива]. In: Minerals and parageneses of minerals of magmatic and metasomatic rocks [Минералы и парагенезисы минералов магматических и метасоматических горных пород]. Nauka, Leningrad, pages 196-202 (in Russian); Dudkin, O.B., Minakov, F.V. [Дудкин, О.Б., Минаков, Ф.В.] (1976): A new type of carbonate mineralisation in foyaites of the Khibiny massif [Новый тип карбонатной минерализации в фойяитах Хибинского массива]. In: Materials on the mineralogy and geochemistry of alkaline rocks of the Kola peninsula [Материалы по минералогии и геохимии щелочных пород Кольского полуострова]. Kola Branch, USSR Academy of Science Press [Издательство Кольского филиала АН СССР], Apatity, pages 159-174 (in Russian); Kozyreva, L.V., Zorina, M.L., Romanova, T.S. [Козырева, Л.В., Зорина, М.Л., Романова, Т.С.] (1976): A find of cryolite and dawsonite in the Khibiny massif [Находка криолита и давсонит в Хибинском массиве]. In: Minerals and parageneses of minerals of rocks [Минералы и парагенезисы минералов горных пород]. Nauka [Наука], Leningrad, pages 67-70 (in Russian); Kostyleva-Labuntsova, E.E., Borutskiy, B.E., Sokolova, M.N., Shlyukova, Z.V., Dorfman, M.D., Dudkin, O.B., Kozyreva, L.V., Ikorskiy, S.V. [Костылева-Лабунцова, Е.Е., Боруцкий, Б.Е., Соколова, М.Н., Шлюкова, З.В., Дорфман, М.Д., Дудкин, О.Б., Козырева, Л.В., Икорский, С.В.] (1978): Mineralogy of the Khibiny massif [Минералогия Хибинского массива]. Volume 1: Magmatism and post-magmatic transformations [Магматизм и постмагматические преобразования]. Nauka, Moscow, Москва, 227 pp.; Volume 2: Minerals [Минералы]. Nauka, Moscow, 585 pp. (in Russian); Chinh, T.L.T., Pobedimskaya, E.A., Khomyakov, A.P. [Чинь, Т.Л.Т., Победимская Е.А., Хомяков А.П.] (1987) Crystal structure of dawsonite NaAl(CO3)(OH)2 and its first discovery in the Khibiny alkaline massif [О кристаллической структуре давсонита NaAl(CO3)(OH)2 и его первых находках в Хибинском щелочном массиве]. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta [Вестник Московского университета], Series 4, Geology, 42, 74-77 (in Russian); Khomyakov, A.P. (1995): Mineralogy of hyperagpaitic alkaline rocks. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 223 pp.; Zaitsev, A.N. (1996): Rhombohedral carbonates from carbonatites of the Khibina massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 453-468; Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Belovitskaya, Yu.V. [Пеков, И.В., Чуканов, Н.В., Беловицкая, Ю.В.] (1998): Khanneshite and petersenite-(Ce) from Khibiny [Ханнешит и петерсенит-(Ce) из Хибин]. Zapiski Vserossiiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva [Записки Всероссийского Минералогического Общества], 127, 2, 92-100; Yakovenchuk, V.N., Ivanyuk, G.Yu., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Men'shikov, Yu.P. (2005): Khibiny. Laplandia Minerals Ltd. (in association with the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland), Apatity, 468 pp.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica Co.
Pauliš,P.,Ďuďa,R.,2002: Nejzajímavejší mineralogická nalezište Slovenska. Kuttna,K.Hora, 136p
  • Prešov Region
    • Bardejov Co.
Bačo,P.,Pacindová,M., 1993: Whewellit a dawsonit - epigenetická mineralizácia v puklinách pieskovca pri Cígeľke. Min.Slovaca,Bratislava, 4,277-281p
    • Prešov Co.
      • Červenica
        • Dubník
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
Duda et. all.,1981:Minerály severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovca,Monografia 2,Bratislava, 98 p
    • Snina Co.
Pauliš,P.,Ďuďa,R.,2002: Nejzajímavejší mineralogická naletište Slovenska. Kuttna,K.Hora, 136p
    • Svidník Co.
Ďuďa,R., Bajo,I., 1983: Dawsonity v pieskovcoch zlínskych vrstiev při Beňadikovciach. Zbor.Východoslov. múzea, Prír.vedy XXIII, 35 – 40
    • Vranov nad Topľou Co.
Ďuďa,R., Kaličiaková,E., 1987: Mineralogicko – paragenetické pomery Hg ložiska Merník. Min.Slovaca, 19,5,423 – 442
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Brig
      • Simplon pass area
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 132.
Tanzania
 
  • Arusha Region
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Hay, Richard Le Roy (1964), Phillipsite of saline lakes and soils American Mineralogist: 49: 1366-87
Ukraine
 
  • Donetsk (Donets'k) Oblast'
    • Donets Region (Donetsk)
      • Slaviansky district
Belous, I. R., Kirikilitsa, S. I., Levenshteyn, M. L., Rodina, E. K., & Florinskaya, V. N. (1984). Occurrences of mercury in northwestern Donbass salt domes. International Geology Review, 26(5), 573-582.
USA
 
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Saratoga District (Tecopa Mountain District; Shoshone District ?)
        • Sperry Hills
          • Tecopa
Bailey, Gilbert E. (1902), The saline deposits of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 24: 102; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 167.
    • Sierra Co.
      • Alleghany District (Forest District)
        • Alleghany
          • 16 to 1 Mine (Sixteen-to-One Mine; Original Sixteen-to-One Mine)
Ferguson, Henry G. & R.W. Gannett (1932), Gold quartz veins of the Alleghany district, California: USGS PP 172: 45; Coveney, R.M. & W.C. Kelly (1971), Dawsonite as a daughter mineral in hydrothermal fluid inclusions: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 32: 334-342, 335; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 198.; Raymond M. Coveney Gold quartz veins and auriferous granite at the Oriental Mine, Alleghany District, California Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists (December 1981), 76(8):2176-2199; J. S. Stevenson and L. S. Stevenson (1977) Dawsonite-fluorite relationships at Montreal-area localities. The Canadian Mineralogist 15:117-120
    • Stanislaus Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • Orestimba District
          • Rooster Comb
Dunning, G. E. (2000): Chromian dawsonite and chromian alumohydrocalcite from Orestimba Creek, Stanislaus County, California. Mineralogical Record 31, 333-338.
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Clear Creek Co.
      • Freeland
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
      • Georgetown District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Garfield Co.
      • Piceance Basin
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Jefferson Co.
      • South Platte Pegmatite District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Rio Blanco Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Piceance Basin
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
      • Piceance Creek Basin
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
    • San Miguel Co.
      • Ouray District (Uncompahgre District)
        • Telluride
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
  • Colorado/Utah/Wyoming
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • South Dakota
    • Custer Co.
      • Custer District
        • Fourmile
American Mineralogist (2003): 88: 1055.
  • Utah
    • Duchesne Co.
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Uintah Co.
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
  • Wyoming
    • Sweetwater Co.
MILTON, C. (1977): Mineralogy of the Green River Formation. Mineralogical Record 8, 368-379.
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