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Morinite

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Formula:
NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Colour:
Colourless, white, light rose-pink; colourless to light rose-pink in transmitted light.
Lustre:
Vitreous, Pearly
Hardness:
4 - 4½
Specific Gravity:
2.94
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
After Mr. E. A. Morineau, Director of the tin mine at Montebras, France.
This page provides mineralogical data about Morinite.


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Classification of MoriniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.DM.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
M : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 2:1
42.4.2.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
4 : (AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
22.1.16

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
1 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with fluoride

Physical Properties of MoriniteHide

Vitreous, Pearly
Transparency:
Translucent
Comment:
Lustre tends toward pearly on the {100} cleavage surface.
Colour:
Colourless, white, light rose-pink; colourless to light rose-pink in transmitted light.
Streak:
White
Hardness:
4 - 4½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
On {100}, perfect; on {001}, imperfect.
Density:
2.94 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of MoriniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.551 nβ = 1.563 nγ = 1.565
2V:
Measured: 43° , Calculated: 44°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.014
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of MoriniteHide

Formula:
NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O

Crystallography of MoriniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Morphology:
Crystals prismatic [001] and tabular {100}. Terminal faces are frequently rounded, and the vertical faces are striated [001]. Also occurs as radial-fibrous or columnar crusts or aggregates.

Type Occurrence of MoriniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Druses in granite
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Granite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of MoriniteHide

Other Language Names for MoriniteHide

Simplified Chinese:红磷钠矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz4 photos of Morinite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Magnesite3 photos of Morinite associated with Magnesite on mindat.org.
Fluorite3 photos of Morinite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Magnesite-Siderite Series3 photos of Morinite associated with Magnesite-Siderite Series on mindat.org.
Montebrasite2 photos of Morinite associated with Montebrasite on mindat.org.
Sellaite2 photos of Morinite associated with Sellaite on mindat.org.
Perhamite1 photo of Morinite associated with Perhamite on mindat.org.
Crandallite1 photo of Morinite associated with Crandallite on mindat.org.
Viitaniemiite1 photo of Morinite associated with Viitaniemiite on mindat.org.
Amblygonite1 photo of Morinite associated with Amblygonite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DM.05EsperanzaiteNaCa2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2OMon.
8.DM.10ClinotyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4,SO4)4(OH,O)10 · 10H2OMon.
8.DM.10TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2OMon. 2/m
8.DM.15Betpakdalite-CaCa[Ca2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo6+8As5+2Fe3+3O36(OH)]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.DM.15Melkovite[Ca2(H2O)15Ca(H2O)6][Mo8P2Fe3+3O36(OH)]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.DM.15Betpakdalite-NaCa[Na2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo6+8As5+2Fe3+3O34(OH)3]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.DM.20Phosphovanadylite-BaBa[V4+4P2O8(OH)8]·12H2OIso.
8.DM.20Phosphovanadylite-CaCa[V4+4P2O12(OH)4] · 12H2O Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
8.DM.25YukoniteCa3Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OOrth. mm2
8.DM.30UdumineliteCa3Al8(PO4)2O12 · 2H2O
8.DM.35DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed · Amor.
8.DM.40Santafeite(Na,Ca,Sr)12(Mn2+,Fe3+,Al,Mg)8Mn4+8(VO4)16(OH,O)20 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)FTric. 1 : P1
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4FTric.
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)Mon.
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4(F,OH)Tet.
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2OOrth. mm2 : Pba2
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2PO4F9Mon.
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3Mon.
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)FMon.
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4FMon.
22.1.25Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.26McauslaniteFe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2OTric.
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2Amor.
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)FMon. m : Bb
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Decomposed by hot H2SO4; incompletely so in cold H2SO4 or aqua regia.
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 MoriniteHide

Reference List:
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Lacroix (1891) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 14: 187.
Carnot and Lacroix (1908) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 31: 149.
Slavík (1914) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 37: 152.
Slavík (1914) Ac. sc. Bohême Bull., No. 4: 19.
Larsen, E.S. and Berman, H. (1934) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, Second edition, USGS Bulletin 848: 160.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 783-784 (as Morinite), 784-785 (as Ježekite).
American Mineralogist (1958): 43: 585-594.
Hawthorne, F.C. (1979): The crystal structure of morinite. Canadian Mineralogist, 17, 93–102.
Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (1985): 108: 536.

Internet Links for MoriniteHide

Localities for MoriniteHide

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
 
  • Catamarca
    • Belén Department
      • El Portezuelo Granite
COLOMBO, Fernando; LIRA, Raúl and PANNUNZIO MINER, Elisa V.. Mineralogical Characterization Of Topaz From Miarolitic Pegmatites And W-Bearing Greisen In The A-Type El Portezuelo Granite, Papachacra (Catamarca Province). Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.2, pp. 194-200.
      • Papachacra
Edwardo Jawerbaum, prominant Argentinian collector.
  • Córdoba
    • Punilla Department
Gunnar Farber specimens; Kampf, A.R., Colombo, F., González del Tánago, J. (2010): Gayite, a new dufrénite-group mineral from the Gigante granitic pegmatite, Córdoba province, Argentina. American Mineralogist, 95, 386–391.; Kampf, A.R., F. Colombo, W.B. Simmons Jr., A. Falster, J.W. Nizamoff (2010): Galliskiite, Ca4Al2(PO4)2F8 x 5H2O, a new mineral from the Gigante granitic pegmatite, Cordoba province, Argentina. American Mineralogist. 95, 392-96
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Kapunda
Vince Piesley Collection
  • Tasmania
    • Waratah-Wynyard municipality
      • Heazlewood district
        • Luina
Am Min 85:231-235; Birch, W. D., & Pring, A. (1990). A calcian ralstonite-like mineral from the Cleveland Mine, Tasmania, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 54(377), 599-602.
      • Waratah district
        • Waratah
R Bottrill (unpub data); Bottrill (unpub)
Canada
 
  • Nova Scotia
    • Lunenburg Co.
      • New Ross
Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
        • Krásno (Schönfeld)
Sejkora, J., Škoda, R., Ondruš, P., Beran, P. & Susser, C. (2006): Mineralogy of phosphate accumulations in the Huber stock, Krásno ore district, Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 103-147.
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Orivesi
      • Eräjärvi area
Sandström, F. & Lahti, S.I. (2009): Viitaniemipegmatiten i Eräjärvi, Orivesi, Finland. Litiofilen 26 (1): 11-38
France (TL)
 
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Creuse
      • Soumans
        • Montebras
Patureau, J., Chiappero, P-J. & Lebocey, J. (2011): Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans, Creuse. Le Règne Minéral. 99, 5-33
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Bessines-sur-Gartempe
Boisson, J. M. (1988) - Les monts d'Ambazac, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (2), 3-33.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Pleystein
Dill, H.G., Weber, B. (2009), Pleystein-City on Pegmatite, 4th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Recife, Brazil.
      • Waidhaus
        • Hagendorf
http://www.berthold-weber.de/h_miner.htm; Grey, I. E., Macrae, C. M., Keck, E., & Birch, W. D. (2012). Aluminium-bearing strunzite derived from jahnsite at the Hagendorf-Süd pegmatite, Germany. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(5), 1165-1174.
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Iserlohn
        • Letmathe
Bender/Marl, D. & Krimmelbein/Altena, W. (1994) Aktuelle Übersicht: Mineralien der Zinkhütte Genna/Sauerland. Stand Juni 1994. Mineralien-Welt, 4/94, 10.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Ehrenfriedersdorf
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 783.
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Fukuoka Prefecture
Shirose, Y., Uehara, S. (2014) Secondary phosphates in montebrasite and amblygonite from Nagatare, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109, 103-108.; Shirose, Y., & Uehara, S. (2014). Secondary phosphates in montebrasite and amblygonite from Nagatare, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109(2), 103-108.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib District
      • Etiro Farm 50
http://portal.unesco.org/es/file_download.php/520f77b01696f95e88bb9e1ab0e64196Gondwana+Park+draft2corr.pdf.
Portugal
 
  • Viseu District
    • Sátão
      • Ferreira de Aves
        • Aldeia Nova
Pedro Alves (2013) Morinita de la mina “Senhora da Assunção”, Ferreira de Aves (Viseu, Portugal). ACOPIOS-Revista Ibérica de Mineralogía, Vol 4 (2013): 73-84.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Austell District
        • Treverbyn
          • Stenalees
Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 517-518.
USA
 
  • California
San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Portland
        • Collins Hill
          • Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries)
Schooner, Richard. (circa 1985), Untitled manuscript on central Connecticut mineralogy.
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Iron Point District
        • Valmy
Dr. William S. Wise presentation to Northwest Micro Mineral Study Group on 1 May 2004, Update on Mineralogy of the Silver Coin Mine, Iron Point District, Edna Mountains, Humboldt Co., Nevada
  • South Dakota
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone District
        • Keystone
Rocks & Min.:60:110,112 & 116.
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