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Nalipoite

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About NalipoiteHide

Formula:
NaLi2PO4
Colour:
pale yellow, white, pale blue
Hardness:
4
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For Na, Li and P and O in its chemical composition.
This page provides mineralogical data about Nalipoite.


Classification of NalipoiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1990
First Published:
1991
8.AA.25

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
A : With small cations (some also with larger ones)
38.4.10.3

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
4 : AXO4
19.1.5

19 : Phosphates
1 : Phosphates of the alkali metals

Physical Properties of NalipoiteHide

Colour:
pale yellow, white, pale blue
Streak:
white
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good

Optical Data of NalipoiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.533 nβ = 1.540 nγ = 1.541
2V:
Measured: 41° to 49°, Calculated: 40°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.008
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
weak

Chemical Properties of NalipoiteHide

Formula:
NaLi2PO4
IMA Formula:
NaLi2(PO4)

Crystallography of NalipoiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.88 Å, b = 9.97 Å, c = 4.92 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.69 : 1 : 0.493
Unit Cell V:
337.48 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Occurrences of NalipoiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of NalipoiteHide

Synonyms of NalipoiteHide

Other Language Names for NalipoiteHide

German:Nalipoit
Simplified Chinese:磷钠锂石
Spanish:Nalipoita
Traditional Chinese:磷鈉鋰石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ussingite3 photos of Nalipoite associated with Ussingite on mindat.org.
Vuonnemite1 photo of Nalipoite associated with Vuonnemite on mindat.org.
Wurtzite1 photo of Nalipoite associated with Wurtzite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.AA.05AlarsiteAlAsO4Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
8.AA.05BerliniteAlPO4Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
8.AA.05RodolicoiteFe3+PO4Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
8.AA.10BerylloniteNaBePO4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AA.15HurlbutiteCaBe2(PO4)2Mon.
8.AA.20LithiophosphateLi3PO4Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.AA.30OlympiteNa5Li(PO4)2Orth.

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

38.4.10.1LithiophosphateLi3PO4Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
38.4.10.2OlympiteNa5Li(PO4)2Orth.

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.
19.1.6StercoriteNa(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
19.1.15MarićiteNaFe2+(PO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna

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 NalipoiteHide

Reference List:
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CHAO, G.Y. and ERCIT, T.S. (1991) Nalipoite, sodium dilithium phosphate, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 29, 565-568.
ERCIT, T.S. (1991) The crystal structure of nalipoite. Canadian Mineralogist, 29, 569 573.
PEKOV, I.V. (2005): The Palitra pegmatite, a newly discovered hyperalkaline pegmatite in the Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Mineralogical Record 36, 397-416.

Internet Links for NalipoiteHide

Localities for NalipoiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Chao, G.Y. and Ercit, T.S. (1991), Nalipoite, sodium dilithium phosphate, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 29: 565-568.
Russia
 
  • Murmanskaya Oblast'
    • Lovozero Massif
      • Kedykverpakhk Mt
        • Karnasurt mine (Kedyk area)
PEKOV, I.V. (2005b): The Palitra pegmatite, a newly discovered hyperalkaline pegmatite in the Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Mineralogical Record 36, 397-416.
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