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Marićite

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Luka Marić
Formula:
NaFe2+(PO4)
Colour:
Dark gray, Brown to pale brown, nearly colorless
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous, Greasy
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
3.66
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named by Darko Sturman and Joseph Mandarino in 1977 in honor of Luka Marić (24 February 1899, Papići, near Sunje, Croatia - 17 June 1979, Tisno, Croatia), professor of mineralogy, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Dimorph of:
Isostructural with:
This page provides mineralogical data about Marićite.


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Classification of MarićiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1976
First Published:
1977
Approval History:
IMA1976-024
8.AC.20

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
C : With medium-sized and large cations
Dana 7th ed.:
38.1.2.1
38.1.2.1

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
1 : ABXO4
19.1.15

19 : Phosphates
1 : Phosphates of the alkali metals

Physical Properties of MarićiteHide

Sub-Vitreous, Greasy
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Dark gray, Brown to pale brown, nearly colorless
Streak:
White to light gray white
Hardness:
Hardness Data:
Estimated
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven, Splintery
Comment:
May follow the splintery pattern of the mineral's growth
Density:
3.66 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.70 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of MarićiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.676 nβ = 1.695 nγ = 1.698
2V:
Measured: 44°
Birefringence:
0.022
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.022
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r>v, weak
Optical Extinction:
XYZ=abc
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of MarićiteHide

Formula:
NaFe2+(PO4)
IMA Formula:
NaFe2+PO4

Crystallography of MarićiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pmna
Setting:
Pmna
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.867 Å, b = 8.989 Å, c = 5.049 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.764 : 1 : 0.562
Unit Cell V:
311.66 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Radial aggregates.
Comment:
Pmnb; Can Min (1977) 15:518 (structure) pseudohexagonal

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.4 (20)
3.71 (40)
2.73 (90)
2.71 (80)
2.57 (100)
2.53 (30)
1.881 (30)
21.853 (60)
Comments:
ICDD 29-1216

Type Occurrence of MarićiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical-Petrography Museum, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, M34241.
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA, 145745.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In veined phosphatic ironstone
Reference:
Sturman, B.D., Mandarino, J.A., Corlett, M.I. (1977) Marićite, a sodium iron phosphate, from the Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist: 15: 396-398.

Other Language Names for MarićiteHide

Simplified Chinese:磷铁钠石

Common AssociatesHide

Barićite(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
KulaniteBa(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)2(Al,Fe3+)2(PO4)3(OH)3
Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Ludlamite(Fe,Mn,Mg)3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
PenikisiteBa(Mg,Fe2+,Ca)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
QuartzSiO2
SideriteFeCO3
VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite5 photos of Marićite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Wicksite5 photos of Marićite associated with Wicksite on mindat.org.
Vivianite2 photos of Marićite associated with Vivianite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.AC.WopmayiteCa6Na3□Mn(PO4)3(PO3OH)4 Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.05HowardevansiteNaCuFe2(VO4)3Tric. 1 : P1
8.AC.10Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10Arseniopleite(Ca,Na)NaMn2+(Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AC.10Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)CaMn2+2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m
8.AC.10Ferroalluaudite(Na,Ca)Fe2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)3
8.AC.10HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10JohilleriteNa(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10Maghagendorfite(□,Na,)(Na,Ca,Fe2+)Mn(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)3(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10NickenichiteNa0.8Ca0.4Cu0.4(Mg,Fe)3(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10VaruliteNaCaMn2+Mn2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10FerrohagendorfiteNaCaFe2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10BradaczekiteNaCu4(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10YazganiteNaFe3+2(Mg,Mn2+)(AsO4)3 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10GroatiteNaCaMn2(PO4)(HPO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.15BobfergusoniteNa2Mn5FeAl(PO4)6Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AC.15Ferrowyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Fe,Mn)(Fe,Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15QingheiiteNaMn3+Mg(Al,Fe3+)(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15Rosemaryite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15Wyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m
8.AC.15Ferrorosemaryite◻NaFe2+Fe3+Al(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.15Qingheiite-(Fe2+)Na2Fe2+MgAl(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AC.18ManitobaiteNa16Mn2+ 25Al8(PO4)30Mon. m : Pb
8.AC.25Berzeliite(NaCa2)Mg2(AsO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25ManganberzeliiteNaCa2Mn2+2(AsO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25Palenzonaite(Ca,Na)3CaMn2+2(VO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25SchäferiteCa2NaMg2(VO4)3Iso.
8.AC.30BrianiteNa2CaMg(PO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.35Vitusite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2Orth. mm2 : Pca21
8.AC.40Olgite(Sr,Ba)(Na,Sr,REE)2Na(PO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
8.AC.40Bario-olgite(Ba,Sr)(Na,Sr,REE)2Na(PO4)2 · Trig. 3 : P3
8.AC.45StrontiowhitlockiteSr9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.45WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.45MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7Trig. 3m : R3m
8.AC.45TuiteCa3(PO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.AC.45FerromerrilliteCa9NaFe2+(PO4)7Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.45BobdownsiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(PO3F)Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.50Chladniite{Ca}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50JohnsomervilleiteNa10Ca6Mg18Fe25(PO4)36Trig.
8.AC.50Galileiite{Fe2+}{Na8}{Fe2+4Na4}{Fe2+43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50Stornesite-(Y){(Y, Ca)}{Na62}{(Ca,Na)8}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50XenophylliteNa4Fe2+7(PO4)6Tric. 1 : P1
8.AC.55HarrisoniteCa(Fe2+,Mg)6(PO4)2(SiO4)2Trig.
8.AC.60KosnariteKZr2(PO4)3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
8.AC.65Panethite(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.70StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6Mon.
8.AC.75RonneburgiteK2MnV4O12Mon. 2/m
8.AC.80Tillmannsite(Ag3Hg)(VO4,AsO4)Tet. 4 : I4
8.AC.85FilatoviteK(Al,Zn)2(As,Si)2O8Mon. 2/m

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

38.1.2.2BuchwalditeNaCa(PO4)Orth. mm2 : Pmn21

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.1.1LithiophosphateLi3PO4Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
19.1.2OlympiteNa5Li(PO4)2Orth.
19.1.3NahpoiteNa2HPO4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
19.1.4DorfmaniteNa2HPO4 · 2H2OOrth.
19.1.5NalipoiteNaLi2PO4Orth.
19.1.6StercoriteNa(NH4)HPO4 · 4H2OTric.
19.1.7Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
19.1.8Biphosphammite(NH4,K)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2 2 : I41 2 2
19.1.9Phosphammite(NH4)2(HPO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.1.10LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
19.1.11SickleriteLi1-x(Mn3+xMn2+1-x)PO4Orth.
19.1.12FerrisickleriteLi1-x(Fe3+xFe2+1-x)PO4Orth.
19.1.13TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
19.1.14TavoriteLiFe3+(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1

Fluorescence of MarićiteHide

Not fluorescent.

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 MarićiteHide

Reference List:
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Sturman, B.D., Mandarino, J.A., Corlett, M.I. (1977) Marićite, a sodium iron phosphate, from the Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist: 15: 396-398.
Le Page, Y., Donnay, G. (1977) The crystal structure of the new mineral marićite. Canadian Mineralogist: 15: 518-521.
Fleischer, M., Mandarino, J.A., Chao, G.Y. (1979) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 64: 652-659.
Robinson, G.W., Van Velthuizen, J., Ansell, H.G., Sturman, B.D. (1992) Mineralogy of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River area Yukon Territory. Mineralogical Record: 23: 1-47.
Tremaine, P.R., Xiao, C. (1999) Enthalpies of formation and heat capacity functions for maricite, NaFePO4(cr), and sodium iron(III) hydroxy phosphate, Na3Fe(PO4)2·Na4/3H2/3O)(cr). Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics: 31: 1307-1320.
Dyar, M.D., Jawin, E.R., Breves, E., Marchand, G., Nelms, M., Lane, M.D., Mertzman, S.A., Bish, D.L., Bishop, J.L. (2014) Mössbauer parameters of iron in phosphate minerals: Implications for interpretation of martian data. American Mineralogist: 99: 914-942.

Internet Links for MarićiteHide

Localities for MarićiteHide

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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.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Mount Howe
Meteoritics 25,357(1990)
Canada (TL)
 
  • Yukon
    • Dawson Mining District
STURMAN, B.D., MANDARINO, J.A. & CORLETT, M.I. (1977): Marićite, a sodium iron phosphate, from the Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 15, 396-398. ROBINSON, G.W., VAN VELTHUIZEN, J., ANSELL, H.G. & STURMAN, B.D. (1992): Mineralogy of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River area Yukon Territory. Mineralogical Record 23, 1-47. LE PAGE, Y. & DONNAY, G. (1977): The crystal structure of the new mineral marićite. Canadian Mineralogist 15, 518-521.
Robinson, G.W., Van Velthuizen, J., Ansell, H.G. & Sturman, B.D. (1992): Mineralogy of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory. Mineralogical Record 23, 1-47.
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Ehrenfriedersdorf
Thomas, R., and Webster, J.D. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 570-582.
Greenland
 
  • Qaasuitsup
    • Saviksoah Peninsula
Kracher, A., G.Kurat, V.F.Buchwald, Geochemical J. 11,207-217(1977)
India
 
  • Uttar Pradesh
Johnson, C.L., D.S. Lauretta, and P.R. Buseck, A High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Fine-Grained Phosphates in Metal From the Bishunpur LL3.1 Ordinary Chondrite, 63rd Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (5303.pdf); Lauretta, Dante S., Peter R. Buseck, and Thomas J. Zega (2001) Opaque minerals in the matrix of the Bishunpur (LL3.1) chondrite: constraints on the chondrule formation environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 65(8)(15 April 2001): 1337-1353.; Lauretta, D.S., Buseck,P.R. & Zega, T.J. (2001) Opaque Minerals in the matrix of the Bishunpur (LL3.1) meteorite: constraints on the chondrule formation environment: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65 (8): 1337-1353. (April 2001).
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Sudetes Mts
      • Sowie Mts
Pieczka, A., Włodek, A., Gołębiowska, B., Szełęg, E., Szuszkiewicz, A., Ilnicki, S., Nejbert, K., Turniak, K. (2015): Phosphate-bearing pegmatites in the Góry Sowie Block and adjacent areas, Sudetes, SW Poland. 7th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, PEG 2015 Książ, Poland. Abstracts: 77-78
Sahara Desert
 
V. V. Sharygin, N. S. Karmanov and N. M. Podgornykh (2016) Na-Fe-Phosphate Globules in Impact Metal-Troilite Associations of Chelyabinsk Meteorite. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (2016)
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