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Brown, yellow to brownish yellow
Adamantine, Resinous
3½ - 4
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Member of:
After the type locality at Djebel Nador, Constantine, Algeria.
Nadorite Group.
A secondary mineral in antimony-bearing hydrothermal deposits.

A tetragonal dimorph is known as a synthetic phase and in slags.

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Classification of NadoriteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
C : With Pb (As,Sb,Bi), without Cu

2 : A(O,OH)Xq

24 : Antimonates and Antimonites
3 : Antimonates of Ti and Pb

Pronounciation of NadoriteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of NadoriteHide

Adamantine, Resinous
Brown, yellow to brownish yellow
White, yellow to yellowish white
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
On {010}, perfect.
7.02 g/cm3 (Measured)    7.06 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of NadoriteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.300 nβ = 2.340 - 2.350 nγ = 2.360 - 2.400
Measured: 85° , Calculated: 88°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.060 - 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of NadoriteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of NadoriteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.603 Å, b = 12.245 Å, c = 5.448 Å
a:b:c = 0.458 : 1 : 0.445
Unit Cell V:
373.78 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Crystals tabular {010}, or elongated [100], also lenticular [010] with a square or octagonal outline. May be subparallel or divergent platy groups.
On {101}, nearly perpendicular (91°45'), common.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.71 (30)
2.800 (100)
2.703 (25)
2.057 (25)
1.945 (30)
1.615 (30)
1.587 (30)

Type Occurrence of NadoriteHide

Synonyms of NadoriteHide

Other Language Names for NadoriteHide

Simplified Chinese:氯锑铅矿

Relationship of Nadorite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
PeritePbBiClO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Valentinite3 photos of Nadorite associated with Valentinite on
Jamesonite2 photos of Nadorite associated with Jamesonite on
Smithsonite2 photos of Nadorite associated with Smithsonite on
Anglesite2 photos of Nadorite associated with Anglesite on
Cerussite2 photos of Nadorite associated with Cerussite on
Senarmontite1 photo of Nadorite associated with Senarmontite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.DC.05LaurionitePbCl(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.DC.05ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.DC.10FiedleritePb3FCl4(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m
3.DC.15PenfielditePb2Cl3(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
3.DC.20LaurelitePb7F12Cl2Hex. 6 : P6
3.DC.25Bismoclite(BiO)ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
3.DC.25Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
3.DC.25MatlockitePbFClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
3.DC.25ZhangpeishaniteBaFClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
3.DC.30PeritePbBiClO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
3.DC.35AravaipaitePb3AlF9 · H2OTric.
3.DC.37CalcioaravaipaitePbCa2AlF9Tric. 1
3.DC.40ThorikositePb3Cl2(OH)(SbO3,AsO3)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
3.DC.45MereheaditePb47Cl25(OH)13O24(CO3)(BO3)2Mon. m
3.DC.60SymesitePb10(SO4)O7Cl4 · H2OTric. 1 : P1
3.DC.70MendipitePb3Cl2O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
3.DC.75DamaraitePb3Cl(OH)O2Orth. mm2 : Pmc21
3.DC.80OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11Tric. 1 : P1
3.DC.85CotunnitePbCl2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.DC.95BarstowitePb4Cl6(CO3) · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

24.3.2DerbyliteFe3+4Ti3Sb3+O13(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
24.3.3Hemloite(Ti,V3+,Fe3+,Al)12(As3+,Sb3+)2O23(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
24.3.5BindheimitePb2Sb2O6OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
24.3.6MonimoliteIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
24.3.7ThorikositePb3Cl2(OH)(SbO3,AsO3)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm

Other InformationHide

Alters to Cerussite.
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 NadoriteHide

Reference List:
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Flajolot, M (1870); Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences de Paris, 71, 237.
Cesàro (1888) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 11: 44.
Flink (1889) Ak. Stockholm, Öfversigy: 46: 5 (as Ochrolith).
Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 863.
Goldschmidt, V. (1920) Atlas der Krystallformen. 9 volumes, atlas, and text: vol. 6: 66.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 113.
Barthoux (1925) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 48: 246.
Russell (1927) Mineralogical Magazine: 21: 272.
Larsen, E.S. and Berman, H. (1934) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, Second edition, USGS Bulletin 848: 211.
Sillén and Melander (1941) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 103: 420.
Bolfa, Pastant, and Roubault (1949) Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences de Paris: 228: 1739 (synthesis).
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.: 1039-1040.
Arkiv för Mineralogi och Geologi (1969): 4: 525.
Giuseppetti G., Tadini C. (1973) - Riesame della struttura cristallina della nadorite: PbSbO2Cl. Periodico di mineralogia – Roma: 42: 335-345 (in Italian with English abs.).

Internet Links for NadoriteHide

Localities for NadoriteHide

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.
Algeria (TL)
  • Constantine Province
    • Guelma
      • Djebel Nador
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: 1024, 1040.
  • New South Wales
    • Robinson Co.
      • Cobar
Loidl, Gernot C. (2012) The Elura Orebody: a multidisciplinary study investigating geochemical mineralogical & geometallurgical ore characteristics. PhD thesis Adelaide University; Leverett, P., McKinnon, A. R., & Williams, P. A. (2005). Supergene geochemistry of the Endeavor ore body, Cobar, NSW, and relationships to other deposits in the Cobar basin. Regolith 2005–Ten Years of CRC LEME, 191-194.
    • Yancowinna Co.
Birch BH Book
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
        • Waitschach
Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fink, R. & Auer, C. (2013): Die Mineralogie der weltweit einzigartigen Schlacken von Waitschach, Kärnten. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A, 115, 19-87 (in German).
  • Haskovo Oblast (Khaskovo Oblast)
    • Rhodope Mts
Mineralogical Magazine(1982) 46, 357-361
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Westerwald
      • Wied Iron Spar District
        • Neuwied
          • Puderbach
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • L'oriental Region
    • Jerada Province
      • Touissit-Bou Beker District
Mineralogical Record Nov-Dec 2013 Volume 44 Number 6
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Keller, P. & Innes, J. (1986): "Neue Minerale von Tsumeb." Lapis, 11 (9), 28-32.
Papua New Guinea
  • New Ireland Province
    • Lihir Island area
Petersen, S., Herzig, P. M., Hannington, M. D., Jonasson, I. R., & Arribas, A. (2002). Submarine gold mineralization near Lihir Island, New Ireland fore-arc, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 97(8), 1795-1813.
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
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: 1040; Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
      • Persberg district
        • Pajsberg
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: 794, 1040.; Nysten, P. (1984): Kleinod des Nordens - Harstigen in Schweden. Magma 2/1984, 12-30.
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Callington District
        • Pillaton
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
      • Wadebridge District
        • St Endellion
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
          • Trewetha
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: 1040.
        • St Kew
Clayton, R.E., and Spiro, B: (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 315-331.
        • St Minver
          • Port Quin
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
  • California
    • Riverside Co.
      • Crestmore
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