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Catalanoite

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Luciano R. Catalano
Formula:
Na2(HPO4) · 8H2O
Colour:
colorless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
1.74 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for Argentine geologist and economist Luciano Catalano (Buenos Aires, 1890 - 1970).
This page provides mineralogical data about Catalanoite.


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Classification of CatalanoiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2002
8.CJ.70

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
J : With only large cations

Physical Properties of CatalanoiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
colorless
Streak:
white
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Fragile
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
1.74 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CatalanoiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.443 nβ = 1.457 nγ = 1.458
2V:
Measured: 29.6° , Calculated: 29.7°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.015
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v, strong
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of CatalanoiteHide

Formula:
Na2(HPO4) · 8H2O
IMA Formula:
Na2HPO4 · 8H2O

Crystallography of CatalanoiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Ibca
Setting:
Ibca
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.488 Å, b = 11.647 Å, c = 16.435 Å
α = 1.443°, β = 1.457°, γ = 1.458°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.986 : 1 : 1.411
Unit Cell V:
2,199.02 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
bipyramidal and tabular

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.78 (40)
4.90 (43)
4.73 (62)
3.75 (81)
2.876 (77)
2.782 (100)
2.744 (74)

Type Occurrence of CatalanoiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Crystals 0.05 to 0.5 mm in size.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Salt lake in arid, high-altitude environment.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of CatalanoiteHide

Other Language Names for CatalanoiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CJ.05StercoriteNa(NH4)HPO4 · 4H2OTric.
8.CJ.10Mundrabillaite(NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2 · H2OMon. m : Pm
8.CJ.10Swaknoite(NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2 · H2OOrth.
8.CJ.15NabaphiteNaBaPO4 · 9H2OIso.
8.CJ.15NastrophiteNa(Sr,Ba)PO4 · 9H2O
8.CJ.20HaidingeriteCaHAsO4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
8.CJ.25VladimiriteCa4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH) · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CJ.30FerrarisiteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CJ.35Machatschkiite(Ca,Na)6(AsO4)(HAsO4)3(PO4,SO4) · 15H2OHex.
8.CJ.40PhaunouxiteCa3(AsO4)2 · 11H2OTric.
8.CJ.40RauenthaliteCa3(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CJ.45Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Grayite(Th,Pb,Ca)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Ce)(Ce,La)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(La)(La,Ce)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,La)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2OHex.
8.CJ.45SmirnovskiteCaTh(PO4)2 · nH2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.50ArdealiteCa2(HPO4)(SO4) · 4H2OMon. m : Bb
8.CJ.50BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CJ.50PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2OMon. m
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · 2H2OMon.
8.CJ.55McneariteNaCa5(AsO4)(HAsO4)4 · 4H2OTric.
8.CJ.60DorfmaniteNa2HPO4 · 2H2OOrth.
8.CJ.65SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/nnm
8.CJ.65BariosincositeBa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 4H2OTet.
8.CJ.75GuériniteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CJ.85NingyoiteCaU(PO4)2 · 1-2H2OOrth.

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 CatalanoiteHide

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Preliminary data, partly from IMA-CNMMN list of new minerals approved in 2002; partly from info provided to the press by Mz. Teresita del Valle Ruiz, Universidad de Salta.
Ruiz T V, Sureda R J (2002) Catalanoite, Na2H[PO4].8H2O, a new evaporite mineral from Santa Maria alkaline lagoon, Los Andes department, Salta province, Argentina. 18th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Edinburgh, UK Abstract, 143-143
Ruiz T V, Sureda R J (2002) Hallazgo de Catalanoíta, Na2H[PO4]·8H2O - Ibca, en la costra salina superficial de un yacimiento evaporítico de carbonato de sodio, laguna de Santa Maria, Puna de Salta, Argentina (Summary). Acta del XV Congreso Geologicó Argentino, El Calafate 1, 465-469

Internet Links for CatalanoiteHide

Localities for CatalanoiteHide

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.
Argentina (TL)
 
  • Salta
    • Los Andes department
Teresita del Valle Ruiz, Universidad de Salta
Mineral and/or Locality  
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