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About KogarkoiteHide

Lia N. Kogarko
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Lia Nikolaevna Kogarko (Лия Николаевна Когарко) (b. 17 May 1936, Moscow, USSR), Russian geochemist at the Department of Earth Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). She first found the mineral, naming it 'chlorine-free schairerite'.
This page provides mineralogical data about Kogarkoite.

Classification of KogarkoiteHide

First published:

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

1 : (AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1

26 : Sulphates with Halide

Physical Properties of KogarkoiteHide

3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of KogarkoiteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.439 nβ = 1.439 nγ = 1.442
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
dispersion not observed

Chemical Properties of KogarkoiteHide


Crystallography of KogarkoiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 18.07 Å, b = 6.94 Å, c = 11.44 Å
β = 107.72°
a:b:c = 2.604 : 1 : 1.648
Unit Cell V:
1,366.58 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Crystal StructureHide

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0000305KogarkoitePabst A, Sharp W N (1973) Kogarkoite, a new natural phase in the system Na2SO4 - NaF - NaCl American Mineralogist 58 116-12719730293
0014471KogarkoiteFanfani L, Giuseppetti G, Tadini C, Zanazzi P F (1980) The crystal structure of kogarkoite, Na3SO4F Mineralogical Magazine 43 753-7591980Mt Princeton, Colorado, USA0293
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Type Occurrence of KogarkoiteHide

Pabst, A., Sharp, W.N. (1973) Kogarkoite, a new natural phase in the system Na2SO4- NaF- NaCl. American Mineralogist: 58: 116-127.

Synonyms of KogarkoiteHide

Other Language Names for KogarkoiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.BD.05SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2FClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
7.BD.10SchaireriteNa21(SO4)7ClF6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
7.BD.20CesaniteNa3Ca2(SO4)3(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
7.BD.20AiolositeNa4Bi(SO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
7.BD.30HanksiteNa22K(SO4)9(CO3)2ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
7.BD.35CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.BD.40LanarkitePb2(SO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.BD.45GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2Mon. 2/m
7.BD.50ItoitePb3Ge4+(SO4)2O2(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.BD.60HectorfloresiteNa9(SO4)4(IO3)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.BD.65PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10Orth. 2 2 2 : F2 2 2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

26.2SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2FClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
26.3SchaireriteNa21(SO4)7ClF6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
26.5ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2OHex. 6 m2 : P62c
26.6ChlorothioniteK2Cu(SO4)Cl2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
26.7KamchatkiteKCu3(SO4)2OClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
26.8SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
26.9AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2OTric. 1
26.10Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2OTric. 1 : P1
26.11Svyazhinite(Mg,Mn2+,Ca)(Al,Fe3+)(SO4)2F · 14H2OTric.
26.14KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
26.15Mosesite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4,MoO4) · H2OIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
26.16Kleinite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4) · nH2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
26.17WilcoxiteMgAl(SO4)2F · 17H2OTric. 1 : P1
26.18CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
26.19LannoniteMg2Ca4Al4(SO4)8F8 · 24H2O Tet. 4/m : I4/m
26.20Chukhrovite-(Y)Ca3(Y,Ce)(AlF6)2(SO4)F · 10H2OIso.
26.21Chukhrovite-(Ce)Ca3(Ce,Y)(AlF6)2(SO4)F · 10H2OIso.
26.22GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2Mon. 2/m
26.23PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10Orth. 2 2 2 : F2 2 2
26.26MammothitePb6Cu4AlSb5+O2(OH)16Cl4(SO4)2Mon. 2 : B2
26.27AtlasoviteK(BiO)Cu6Fe3+(SO4)5O3ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/ncc
26.28XitieshaniteFe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

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 KogarkoiteHide

Reference List:
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de Marignac, Ch. (1859) Recherches sur les formes cristallines et [a composition chimique de divers sels. Annales des Mines: 15: 221-290.
Kogarko, L.N. (1961) Chlorine-free schairerite from the nepheline syenites of the Lovozero massif (Kola Peninsula). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 139: 435437. (in Russian) (trans. Doklady Earth Sciences Sec. 1: 39: 839-841 (January, 1963) 1).
Pabst, A., Sharp, W.N. (1973) Kogarkoite, a new natural phase in the system Na2SO4-NaF-NaCl. American Mineralogist: 58: 116-127.
Fanfani, L., Giuseppetti, G., Tadini, C., Zanazzi, P.F. (1980) The crystal structure of kogarkoite, Na3SO4F. Mineralogical Magazine: 43: 753-759.
Avdontceva, M.S., Zolotarev, A.A., Krivovichev, S.V. (2016) Order–disorder phase transition in the antiperovskite-type structure of synthetic kogarkoite, Na3SO4F. Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 231: 42-46.

Internet Links for KogarkoiteHide

Localities for KogarkoiteHide

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.
  • 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.
Costa Rica
  • Alajuela Province
Rodríguez, A., & van Bergen, M. J. (2017). Superficial alteration mineralogy in active volcanic systems: An example of Poás volcano, Costa Rica. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 346, 54-80.
  • Oromia Region
    • Hawasa
Žáček V, Rapprich V, Šíma J, Škoda R, Laufek F, Legesa F (2015): Kogarkoite, Na3(SO4)F, from the Shalo hot spring, Main Ethiopian Rift: implications for F-enrichment of thermal groundwater related to alkaline silicic volcanic rocks. Journal of Geosciences, 60, 171-179.
  • Sicily
    • Messina Province
      • Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands)
        • Lipari
Jeff Weisman
  • 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.
  • Kajiado County
    • Mount Suswa (Suswa Volcano)
Forti, P., Galli, E., Rossi, A. (2004) Minerogenesis of volcanic caves of Kenya. International Journal of Speleology: 32: 3-18.
  • Silesian Voivodeship
    • Wodzisław County
      • Radlin
Kruszewski, Ł., Sierny, W. (2019): Radlin coal fire heap: thiosulfate- and dithionate-bearing alkaline mineralization; Cu, Fe, As, and P mineralization; and second worldwide occurrence of tsaregorodtsevite. Miner. - Spec. Pap.: 49: 54
Russia (TL)
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Lovozersky District
Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
        • Umbozero mine (Umbozerskii mine; Umba Mine)
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Khomyakov A P, Shumyatskaya N G, Polezhaeva L T (1992) Shomiokite-(Y), Na3Y(CO3)3·3H2O: a new mineral, Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 121, issue 6 129-132
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Mirninsky District
      • Daldyn
Sharygin, V. V., Kamenetsky, V. S., & Kamenetsky, M. B. (2008). Potassium sulfides in kimberlite-hosted chloride–“nyerereite” and chloride clasts of Udachnaya-East pipe, Yakutia, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 46(4), 1079-1095.
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
      • Baunt District
Solotchin, P. A., Sklyarov, E. V., Solotchina, E. P., Zamana, L. V., & Sklyarova, O. A. (2015, June). A new find of kogarkoite Na^ sub 3^ SO^ sub 4^ F in Transbaikalia. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 462, No. 2, p. 643). Springer Science & Business Media.
South Africa
  • Northern Cape
    • Frances Baard
      • Sol Plaatje
        • Kimberley
          • KEM JV Mine (Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture mine; Kimberley Underground mine)
Giuliani, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Phillips, D., Kendrick, M. A., Wyatt, B. A., & Goemann, K. (2012). Nature of alkali-carbonate fluids in the sub-continental lithospheric mantle. Geology, 40(11), 967-970.
  • Arusha region
    • Ngorongoro District
Nielsen, Joan M. (1999): East African magadi (trona): fluoride concentration and mineralogical composition. Journal of African Earth Sciences 29, 423-428.
Mitchell, R.H. (2006) Mineralogy of stalactites formed by subaerial weathering of natrocarbonatite hornitos at Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania. Mineralogical Magazine: 70: 437-444
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
      • Chalk Creek District
Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 506.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • New Mexico
    • Colfax Co.
      • Springer
        • Point of Rocks Mesa (Pecks Mesa)
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
  • Southern Province
    • Choma District
Van Ranst, E., Shitumbanuma, V., Tembo, F., Mees, F. (2008) Soil salinization and dental fluorosis as a result of water use in Zambia. Bulletin Des Séances, Academie Royale Des Sciences D'Outre-Mer Mededelingen Der Zittingen, Koninklijke Academie Voor Overzeese Wetenschappen, 53 (4), 431-446.
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