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Natalyite

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Formula:
NaV3+Si2O6
Colour:
yellow-green, light green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
The name is for the geologist Natalya Vasil'evna Frolova (1907-1960).
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Classification of NatalyiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1984
8/F.01-160
9.DA.25

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
A : Inosilicates with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; pyroxene family
65.1.3c.5

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
1 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
14.15.2

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
15 : Silicates of Cr

Physical Properties of NatalyiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
yellow-green, light green
Streak:
green
Hardness:
6½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good

Optical Data of NatalyiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.741 nβ = 1.762 nγ = 1.762
2V:
Measured: 8° to 12°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.021
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
strong
Pleochroism:
Strong
Comments:
Z,Y = emerald green
X = yellow

Chemical Properties of NatalyiteHide

Formula:
NaV3+Si2O6
Common Impurities:
Ti,Al,Mg,Ca

Crystallography of NatalyiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.64 Å, b = 8.75 Å, c = 5.29 Å
β = 107.02°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.102 : 1 : 0.605
Unit Cell V:
426.67 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of NatalyiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Small grains
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Cr- and V-rich diopside-quartz rocks of the Slyudianska Precambrian metamorphic complex.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of NatalyiteHide

Other Language Names for NatalyiteHide

German:Natalyit
Spanish:Natalyita

Relationship of Natalyite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Aegirine-augite(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(Fe3+eAlfFe2+gMgh)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
ClinoenstatiteMgSiO3Mon.
ClinoferrosiliteFe2+SiO3Mon.
DiopsideCaMgSi2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
EsseneiteCaFe3+[AlSiO6]Mon. 2/m : B2/b
HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6Mon.
JervisiteNaSc3+Si2O6Mon.
JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
KosmochlorNaCrSi2O6Mon.
KushiroiteCaAl[AlSiO6]Mon. 2/m : B2/b
NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6Mon.
Omphacite(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6Mon. 2/m
PetedunniteCa(Zn,Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6Mon.
Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6Mon.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Diopside3 photos of Natalyite associated with Diopside on mindat.org.
Nolanite2 photos of Natalyite associated with Nolanite on mindat.org.
Roscoelite2 photos of Natalyite associated with Roscoelite on mindat.org.
Karelianite1 photo of Natalyite associated with Karelianite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DA.05Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2Orth.
9.DA.05EnstatiteMgSiO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
9.DA.05FerrosiliteFeSiO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
9.DA.10ClinoenstatiteMgSiO3Mon.
9.DA.10ClinoferrosiliteFe2+SiO3Mon.
9.DA.10KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.DA.10Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.DA.15Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.15DiopsideCaMgSi2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.15EsseneiteCaFe3+[AlSiO6]Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.15HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.15JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.15PetedunniteCa(Zn,Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6Mon.
9.DA.15DavisiteCaScAlSiO6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.15KushiroiteCaAl[AlSiO6]Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.15GrossmaniteCaTi3+ AlSiO6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.20Aegirine-augite(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(Fe3+eAlfFe2+gMgh)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.20Omphacite(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6Mon. 2/m
9.DA.25AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DA.25JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6Mon.
9.DA.25JervisiteNaSc3+Si2O6Mon.
9.DA.25KosmochlorNaCrSi2O6Mon.
9.DA.25NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6Mon.
9.DA.30SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6Mon.

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

65.1.3c.1JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6Mon.
65.1.3c.2AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
65.1.3c.3NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6Mon.
65.1.3c.4KosmochlorNaCrSi2O6Mon.
65.1.3c.6JervisiteNaSc3+Si2O6Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.15.1KosmochlorNaCrSi2O6Mon.
14.15.3KnorringiteMg3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso.
14.15.4KrinoviteNa2Mg4Cr3+2(Si6O18)O2Tric.
14.15.5UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d

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 NatalyiteHide

Reference List:
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Reznitskii, L.Z., Skliarov, E.V., Ushchapovskaia, Z.F. (1985) Natalyite Na(V,Cr)Si2O6 - A new chromium-vanadium pyroxene from Slyudianka. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 114: 630-635. [in Russian]
Vanko, D.A. (1987) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 72: 223-224.
(1994) Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 123: 55.

Internet Links for NatalyiteHide

Localities for NatalyiteHide

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.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Walsh Township
Potter, E. G. and Mitchell, R.H. (2005): Mineralogy of the Deadhorse Creek volcaniclastic breccia complex, northwestern Ontario, Canada. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150 (2): 212-229
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Lake Baikal area
          • Slyudyanka (Sludyanka)
ZVMO,(1985) 114, 630-635; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Bosi, F., Reznitskii, L., Skogby, H., & Hålenius, U. (2014). Vanadio-oxy-chromium-dravite, NaV3 (Cr4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3) 3 (OH) 3O, a new mineral species of the tourmaline supergroup. American Mineralogist, 99(5-6), 1155-1162.
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Lake Onega
        • Zaonezhie peninsula
          • Velikaya Guba uran-vanadium deposit
P.M. Kartashov data
Mineral and/or Locality  
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