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Hydroglauberite

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About HydroglauberiteHide

Formula:
Na10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Silky
Specific Gravity:
1.51
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named for its chemical similarity to glauberite, with essential water.
An uncommon alteration product of glauberite.

Chemically related to eugsterite, antofagastaite, omongwaite, and partially to cesanite.


Classification of HydroglauberiteHide

Approved
First published:
1969
7.CD.20

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
C : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without additional anions, with H2O
D : With only large cations
29.4.1.1

29 : HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
4 : AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
25.4.7

25 : Sulphates
4 : Sulphates of Ca, Sr and Ba

Physical Properties of HydroglauberiteHide

Silky
Transparency:
Translucent
Comment:
Silky when in aggregates
Colour:
White
Streak:
White
Density:
1.51 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of HydroglauberiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.488 nγ = 1.500
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.012
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
weak

Chemical Properties of HydroglauberiteHide

Formula:
Na10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O

Crystallography of HydroglauberiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of HydroglauberiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Dense, snow-white masses; appears as fibers under magnification
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, numbers 72170, 72171.
Smithsonian (National Museum of Natural History), Washington, D.C., USA, number 148423.
Reference:
Slyusareva, M.N. (1969) Hydroglauberite, a new mineral of the hydrous sulfate group. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 98(1): 59-62.

Synonyms of HydroglauberiteHide

Other Language Names for HydroglauberiteHide

Simplified Chinese:水钙芒硝
Traditional Chinese:水鈣芒硝

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Hydroglauberite associated with GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.CD.Argesite(NH4)7Bi3Cl16Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
7.CD.Campostriniite(Bi3+,Na)3(NH4,K)2Na2(SO4)6 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CD.05MatteucciteNaHSO4 · H2OMon.
7.CD.10MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
7.CD.15Lecontite(NH4,K)NaSO4 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.CD.25EugsteriteNa4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2OMon.
7.CD.30GörgeyiteK2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2OMon.
7.CD.35Koktaite(NH4)2Ca(SO4)2 · H2OMon.
7.CD.35SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.CD.40GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
7.CD.45BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2OMon. 2 : B2
7.CD.50Zircosulfate(Zr,Ti)(SO4)2 · 4H2OOrth.
7.CD.55SchieffelinitePb10Te6+6O20(OH)14(SO4)(H2O)5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
7.CD.60MontaniteBi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
7.CD.65OmongwaiteNa2Ca5(SO4)6 · 3H2OMon. 2 : B2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.4.1AnhydriteCaSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
25.4.2BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2OMon. 2 : B2
25.4.3GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
25.4.4GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
25.4.5CesaniteNa3Ca2(SO4)3(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
25.4.6EugsteriteNa4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2OMon.
25.4.8SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
25.4.9GörgeyiteK2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2OMon.
25.4.10PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2OTric. 1
25.4.11Koktaite(NH4)2Ca(SO4)2 · H2OMon.
25.4.12Ye'elimiteCa4Al6(SO4)O12Iso.
25.4.13EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
25.4.14BentoriteCa6(Cr3+,Al)2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
25.4.15CelestineSrSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
25.4.16KalistrontiteK2Sr(SO4)2Trig.
25.4.17BaryteBaSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Tastes salty, slightly bitter.
Decomposed by H2O to form gypsum.
Easily dissolved by dilute HCl.
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 HydroglauberiteHide

Reference List:
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Slyusareva, M.N. (1969) Hydroglauberite, a new mineral of the hydrous sulfate group. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 98(1): 59-62.
Fleischer, M. (1970) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 55: 317-323.
Gu Shuqi, Lin Huanzhu (1986) Experimental Studies on Hydroglauberite. Chinese Science Bulletin: 31(9): 624-629.

Internet Links for HydroglauberiteHide

Localities for HydroglauberiteHide

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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.
Argentina
 
  • Salta Province
    • Los Andes Department
Ovejero Toledo, A., Alonso, R. N., Ruiz, T. D. V., & Quiroga, A. G. (2009). Evapofacieshalítica en el Salar del Rincón, departamento Los Andes, Salta. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, 64(3), 493-500.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Lochiel
R Bottrill, unpub data
Canada
 
  • Saskatchewan
Last, W. M. (1990). Paleochemistry and paleohydrology of Ceylon Lake, a salt-dominated playa basin in the northern Great Plains, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology, 4(3), 219-238.
China
 
  • Qinghai
    • Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
      • Da Qaidam (Dachaidan Co.)
Zheng, M. P., Qi, W., & Yuan, H. R. (2005). Characteristics of salt lake boron deposits and magnesium borate deposits of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1123-1125). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
      • Mangnai City (Mangya Co.)
Mianping Zheng and Xifang Liu (2010): Acta Geologica Sinica 84(11), 1585-1600
  • Tibet
    • Nagchu Prefecture (Naqu Prefecture)
      • Nyima Co. (Nima Co.)
Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Xiyu Zheng and Shengsong Yu (1981): Scientia Geographica Sinica 1(1), 66-76; Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
    • Ngari
      • Gê'gyai Co. (Geji Co.)
Xiyu Zheng and Shengsong Yu (1981): Scientia Geographica Sinica 1(1), 66-76; Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Mianping Zheng and Xifang Liu (2010): Acta Geologica Sinica 84(11), 1585-1600
Jihe Dong and Bingxiao Li (1981): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 1(4), 200-206
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Lüneburg District
      • Lüneburg
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Vulkaneifel District
      • Daun
        • Üdersdorf
Hentschel, G. (2014) Eifel: Neues aus alten Funden. Der Aufschluss, 65(6), 328-330.; Blaß, G. and Kruijen, F. (2015) Neuigkeiten aus der Vulkaneifel (II/2015). Mineralien-Welt, 26(5), 80-90.
Japan
 
  • Fukushima Prefecture
    • Minamisōma City
Seki, Y., Hirano, T., & Watanabe, K. (1987). Salt crystallization decay and water-rock interaction of rock-cliff Budda sculptures at Yakushido Temple of Odaka Town, Fukushima, Japan. The Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 82(7), 269-279.
Spain
 
  • Castile-La Mancha
    • Toledo
      • Villarrubia de Santiago (Ocaña)
Calvo, M. (2014). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol VI. Sulfatos (Seleniatos, Teluratos), Cromatos, Molibdatos y Wolframatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 653 págs.
Switzerland
 
  • Vaud
    • Aigle
      • Bex
Musée Cantonale de Géologie de Lausanne - Bulletin d'activité 2005
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Painted Rock Mountains
        • Painted Rock Mining District
          • Theba
            • Rowley Mine (Rawley Mine; Reliance Mine; Reliance Copper Mine; Rainbow Mine; Theba Mine; San Carlos patented claim #4524)
Kampf, A. R., Celestian, A. J., Nash, B. P., & Marty, J. (2019). Phoxite,(NH4) 2Mg2 (C2O4)(PO3OH) 2 (H2O) 4, the first phosphate-oxalate mineral. American Mineralogist, 104(7), 973-979.
    • Yavapai Co.
      • Camp Verde Mining District
Steve Sorrell Collection
  • Nevada
    • Lander Co.
      • Reese River Mining District
Jensen, M. and J. Herrmann (2012) Uranium mineralization at the Apex Mine, Lander County, Nevada. Rocks and Minerals 87:270-276
Uzbekistan (TL)
 
  • Karakalpakstan
    • Lower Amu Darya River (Amydar'ya)
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
 
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