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Galeite

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Formula:
Na15(SO4)5ClF4
System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named in 1955 by Adolf Pabst, Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr., and George S. Switzer in honor of William Alexander Gale (1898–1985), Director of Research of the American Potash and Chemical Corporation.
This page provides mineralogical data about Galeite.


Classification of Galeite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
7.BD.10

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
30.1.8.1

30 : ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
26.4

26 : Sulphates with Halide

Optical Data of Galeite

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.447 nε = 1.449
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Galeite

IMA Formula:
Na15(SO4)5ClF4
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Galeite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.17 Å, c = 13.94 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.145
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,788.03 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Galeite

Relationship of Galeite to other Species

7.BD.05SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2ClF
7.BD.05SulfohaliteNa6(SO4)2FCl
7.BD.10SchaireriteNa21(SO4)7ClF6
7.BD.15KogarkoiteNa3SO4F
7.BD.20CaracoliteNa2(Pb2Na)(SO4)3Cl
7.BD.20CesaniteCa2Na3(SO4)3OH
7.BD.20AiolositeNa2(Na2Bi)(SO4)3Cl
7.BD.25BurkeiteNa4(SO4)(CO3)
7.BD.30HanksiteKNa22(SO4)9(CO3)2Cl
7.BD.35CannoniteBi2O(SO4)(OH)2
7.BD.40LanarkitePb2O(SO4)
7.BD.45GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2
7.BD.50ItoitePb3GeO2(SO4)2(OH)2
7.BD.55ChiluiteBi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5
7.BD.60HectorfloresiteNa9(IO3)(SO4)4
7.BD.65PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10
7.BD.70SundiusitePb10(SO4)O8Cl2
26.1KogarkoiteNa3SO4F
26.2SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2ClF
26.3SchaireriteNa21(SO4)7ClF6
26.5ConnelliteCu36(SO4)(OH)62Cl8 · 6H2O
26.6ChlorothioniteK2CuSO4Cl2
26.7KamchatkiteKCu3O(SO4)2Cl
26.8SpangoliteCu6AlSO4(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
26.9AubertiteCu2+Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
26.10MagnesioaubertiteMgAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
26.11SvyazhiniteMgAl(SO4)2F · 14H2O
26.12D'AnsiteNa21Mg(SO4)10Cl3
26.13AnhydrokainiteKMgSO4Cl
26.14KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
26.15MosesiteHg2N(Cl,SO4,MoO4,CO3) · H2O
26.16KleiniteHg2N(Cl,SO4) · nH2O
26.17WilcoxiteMgAl(SO4)2F · 18H2O
26.18CreediteCa3Al2(SO4)(OH)2F8 · 2H2O
26.19LannoniteHCa4Mg2Al4(SO4)8F9 · 32H2O
26.20Chukhrovite-(Y)Ca3YAl2(SO4)F13 · 10H2O
26.21Chukhrovite-(Ce)Ca3CeAl2(SO4)F13 · 10H2O
26.22GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2
26.23PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10
26.24SundiusitePb10(SO4)O8Cl2
26.25CaracoliteNa2(Pb2Na)(SO4)3Cl
26.26MammothitePb6Cu4AlSb5+O2(SO4)2Cl4(OH)16
26.27AtlasoviteCu62+Fe3+Bi3+O4(SO4)5 · KCl
26.28XitieshaniteFe3+SO4Cl · 6H2O
26.29NabokoiteCu7Te4+O4(SO4)5 · KCl

Other Names for Galeite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Galeit
Russian:Галеит
Spanish:Galeita

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 Galeite

Reference List:
Pabst, A., Sawyer, D.L., Switzer, G. (1955), Galeite, a new mineral from Searles Lake, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin: 66: 1658-1659. (abstract)

Fleischer, M. (1956) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 41: 671-674.

Pabst, A., Sawyer, Jr., D.L., Switzer, G.S. (1963) Galeite and related phases in the system Na2SO4-NaF-NaCl. American Mineralogist: 48: 485-510.

Fleischer, M. (1964) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 49: 439-448.

International Mineralogical Association (1967) Commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Magazine: 36: 131-136.

Brown, F.H., Pabst, A. (1971) New data on galeite and schairerite. American Mineralogist: 56: 174-178.

Fanfani, L.A., Nunzi, A., Zanazzi, P.F., Zanzari, A.R. (1975) The crystal structure of galeite, Na15(SO4)5F4Cl. Mineralogical Magazine: 40: 357-361.

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Localities for Galeite

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.
(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.
Iceland
 
  • Southern Region
    • Vestmannaeyjar archipelago (Westman islands)
      • Surtsey Island
Jacobsson et al (1992) Encrustations from Lava Caves in Surtsey, Iceland. A Preliminary Report: Surtsey Research Progress Report X: 73-78 Reykjevik, Iceland.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Iburi Province
Africano & Bernard (2000), Jour. Volcanology & Geothermal Research: 97: 475-495; Oskarsson (1981), Jour. Volcanology & Geothermal Research: 10: 93-111.
Africano, F., & Bernard, A. (2000). Acid alteration in the fumarolic environment of Usu volcano, Hokkaido, Japan. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, 97(1), 475-495.
USA (TL)
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 485; Pabst, Adolf, Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr. & George S. Switzer (1955), Galeite, a new mineral from Searles Lake, California (abstract): Geological Society of America: 66: 1658; Pabst, Adolf, Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr. & George S. Switzer (1963), Galeite and related phases in the system Na2SO4.NaF.NaCl: American Mineralogist: 48: 485; Smith, George Irving & D.V. Haines (1964), Character and distribution of nonclastic minerals in the Searles Lake evaporite deposit, California: USGS Bulletin 1181-P: 27; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 281.
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