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Ferrotychite

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About FerrotychiteHide

Formula:
Na6(Fe,Mn,Mg)2(CO3)4(SO4)
Hardness:
4
Name:
From Greek τυχή, "tyche", luck or chance, because the first and only one of the last ten crystals of a stock of about 5000 crystals of northupite being examined by Penfield and Jamieson were tychite, plus the prefix "FERRO-" from the Latin ferrum = iron, in allusion to the dominance of iron in the composition.

Classification of FerrotychiteHide

Approved
5.BF.05

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
F : With (Cl), SO4, PO4, TeO3
17.1.1.2

17 : COMPOUND CARBONATES
1 : Miscellaneous
12.2.5

12 : Carbonates with other anions
2 : Carbonates with sulphate

Physical Properties of FerrotychiteHide

Hardness:

Chemical Properties of FerrotychiteHide

Formula:
Na6(Fe,Mn,Mg)2(CO3)4(SO4)
IMA Formula:
Na6Fe2+2(CO3)4(SO4)
Common Impurities:
Mn,Mg

Type Occurrence of FerrotychiteHide

Synonyms of FerrotychiteHide

Other Language Names for FerrotychiteHide

Relationship of Ferrotychite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ManganotychiteNa6Mn2(CO3)4(SO4)
NorthupiteNa3Mg(CO3)2ClIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
TychiteNa6Mg2(CO3)4(SO4)Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Analcime1 photo of Ferrotychite associated with Analcime on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.BF.05ManganotychiteNa6Mn2(CO3)4(SO4)
5.BF.05NorthupiteNa3Mg(CO3)2ClIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
5.BF.05TychiteNa6Mg2(CO3)4(SO4)Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
5.BF.10BonshtedtiteNa3Fe2+(CO3)(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.BF.10BradleyiteNa3Mg(CO3)(PO4)Mon.
5.BF.10CrawforditeNa3Sr(CO3)(PO4)Mon.
5.BF.10SidorenkiteNa3Mn2+(CO3)(PO4)Mon.
5.BF.15Daqingshanite-(Ce)(Sr,Ca,Ba)3(Ce,La)(CO3)3-x(PO4)(OH,F)2xTrig.
5.BF.20Reederite-(Y)(Na,Mn)15Y2(CO3)9(FSO3)ClHex. 6 : P6
5.BF.25Mineevite-(Y)Na25Ba(Y,Gd,Dy)2(CO3)11(HCO3)4(SO4)2F2ClHex.
5.BF.30BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.BF.35PhilolithitePb12Mn2+(Mg,Mn2+)2(Mn2+,Mg)4(CO3)4(SO4)O6(OH)12Cl4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
5.BF.40LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BF.40MacphersonitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.BF.40SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Trig. 3 : P3

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

17.1.1.1TychiteNa6Mg2(CO3)4(SO4)Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
17.1.1.3ManganotychiteNa6Mn2(CO3)4(SO4)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

12.2.1BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2Orth.
12.2.2HanksiteNa22K(SO4)9(CO3)2ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
12.2.3TychiteNa6Mg2(CO3)4(SO4)Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
12.2.4MotukoreaiteMg6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
12.2.6NakauriiteCu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2OOrth.
12.2.7CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2OOrth.
12.2.8RapidcreekiteCa2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2OOrth.
12.2.9TatarskiteCa6Mg2(SO4)2(CO3)2(OH)4Cl4 · 7H2OOrth.
12.2.10Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2OTrig.
12.2.11LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
12.2.12MacphersonitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
12.2.13SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Trig. 3 : P3
12.2.14WherryitePb7Cu2(SO4)4(SiO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
12.2.15CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
12.2.16NasledovitePbMn3Al4(CO3)4(SO4)O5 · 5H2O
12.2.17JouravskiteCa3Mn4+(SO4)(CO3)(OH)6 · 12H2OHex.
12.2.18SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
12.2.19ManganotychiteNa6Mn2(CO3)4(SO4)
12.2.20HauckiteFe3+3(Mg,Mn2+)24Zn18(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
12.2.21ParaotwayiteNi(OH)2-x(SO4,CO3)0.5xMon.
12.2.22Carrboydite(Ni1-xAlx)(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2OHex.
12.2.23Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2OHex.
12.2.24CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)Tric. 1 : P1

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 FerrotychiteHide

Reference List:
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Khomyakov, A. P., Malinovskii, Yu. A. & Sandomirskaya, S. M. (1981): New mineral ferrotychite Na6Fe2(SO4)(CO3)4. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 110: 600-603.
American Mineralogist: 67: 414-415.
Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 249: 1365-1368.

Internet Links for FerrotychiteHide

Localities for FerrotychiteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
        • The Carbonatite Stock in the vicinity of Tul'ilukht Bay
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 600-603; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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