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Natanite

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Formula:
Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Colour:
Greenish-brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
4.035 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
for Natan Il'ich Ginzburg (1917-1984), Russian mineralogist and geologist at All-Union Research Institute of Mineral Resources, Moscow, Russia, who researched oxidized tin deposits
Dimorph of:
The Fe analogue of schoenfliesite. Natanite and jeanbandyite are the only hydroxide minerals with dominant Fe and Sn. Compare 'UM1982-07-OH:FeSn'.


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Classification of NataniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1980
4.FC.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
C : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
6.3.6.3

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
7.11.10

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
11 : Oxides of Sn and Pb

Physical Properties of NataniteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Greenish-brown
Comment:
Semitransparent
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN100=315 - Vickers
Comment:
H = 4.7
Density:
4.035 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of NataniteHide

Type:
Isotropic
RI values:
n = 1.755
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.000 - Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:
High
Colour in reflected light:
Dark gray

Chemical Properties of NataniteHide

Formula:
Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
IMA Formula:
Fe2+Sn4+(OH)6

Crystallography of NataniteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Pn3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.69(1) Å
Unit Cell V:
454.76 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
1.710 (100)
3.729 (90)
1.563 (75)
2.709 (70)
2.221 (50)
1.031 (40)
1.920 (30)

Type Occurrence of NataniteHide

Synonyms of NataniteHide

Other Language Names for NataniteHide

German:Natanit
Simplified Chinese:铁锡石
Spanish:Natanita

Relationship of Natanite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)Tet. 4/m : P42/n
Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ilvaite9 photos of Natanite associated with Ilvaite on mindat.org.
Vismirnovite2 photos of Natanite associated with Vismirnovite on mindat.org.
Arsenopyrite1 photo of Natanite associated with Arsenopyrite on mindat.org.
Tetrahedrite1 photo of Natanite associated with Tetrahedrite on mindat.org.
Varlamoffite1 photo of Natanite associated with Varlamoffite on mindat.org.
Amblygonite1 photo of Natanite associated with Amblygonite on mindat.org.
Arthurite1 photo of Natanite associated with Arthurite on mindat.org.
Mushistonite1 photo of Natanite associated with Mushistonite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Natanite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Cassiterite1 photo of Natanite associated with Cassiterite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FC.05BernaliteFe(OH)3 · nH2O (n = 0.0 to 0.25)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
4.FC.05DzhalinditeIn(OH)3Iso.
4.FC.05SöhngeiteGa(OH)3Tet.
4.FC.10BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
4.FC.10Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
4.FC.10SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
4.FC.10VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
4.FC.10WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
4.FC.15JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)Tet. 4/m : P42/n
4.FC.15MopungiteNa[Sb5+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
4.FC.15StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]Tet.
4.FC.15TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-6N6S(Mg,Al,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-2N1S(Mg,Al,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-6N6S(Al,Fe,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-2N1S(Zn,Al,Mg)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-6N6S(Zn,Mg,Al)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3SMg2BeAl6O12Trig.
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2SMg3Al8BeO16Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m)

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

6.3.6.1WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
6.3.6.2SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
6.3.6.4VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
6.3.6.5BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
6.3.6.6Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.11.1RomarchiteSnOTet.
7.11.2CassiteriteSnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
7.11.4SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
7.11.5BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
7.11.6VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
7.11.7WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
7.11.8TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
7.11.9JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)Tet. 4/m : P42/n
7.11.11Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
7.11.12Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
7.11.13MagnesionigeriteTrig.
7.11.14ArgutiteGeO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
7.11.15BrunogeieriteFe2+2Ge4+O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.11.16StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]Tet.
7.11.17CarboiriteFeAl2(GeO4)O(OH)2Tric.
7.11.18OtjisumeitePbGe4O9Tric.
7.11.19BartelkeitePb(Fe2+Ge)[Ge2O7](OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.11.20MassicotPbOOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
7.11.21LithargePbOTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
7.11.22MiniumPb3O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
7.11.23PlattneritePbO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
7.11.24Scrutinyiteα-PbO2Orth.
7.11.25MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
7.11.26MacedonitePbTiO3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
7.11.27CesàrolitePb(Mn4+)3O6(OH)2
7.11.28CoronaditePb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16Mon. 2/m
7.11.29QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
7.11.30PlumboferritePb2(Fe3+,Mn2+,Mg)11O19Trig. 3 2
7.11.31Magnetoplumbite(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19Hex.
7.11.32SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38Trig.

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 NataniteHide

Reference List:
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Marshukova, N.K., Palovskii, A.B., Sidorenko, G.A., Chistyakova, N.I.
(1981): Vismirnovite, ZnSn(OH)6, and natanite, FeSn(OH)6, new tin minerals. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 110: 492–500 (in Russian).
American Mineralogist (1982): 67: 1077.
Mneralogical Magazine (1998): 62: 707-712.
Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W. and Nichols, M.C., Eds. Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, USA. http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/ (2016)

Internet Links for NataniteHide

Localities for NataniteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Nepean
M. Jacobson, M. Calderwood, B. Grguric; Pegmatites of Western Australia; (Perth 2007)
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Rafael Bustillo Province (Bustillos Province)
      • Llallagua
Hyrsl, J. & A. Petrov (2006): Famous Mineral Localities: Llallagua, Bolivia. Mineralogical Record. 37: 117-162
France
 
  • 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 and Patrice Queneau Collection ( ex Varlamoffite , visual identification )
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Nantiat
        • Vaulry
          • Vaulry Mines
Patrice Queneau Collection
Kyrgyzstan (TL)
 
  • Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast
    • Inyl'chek Range
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 492-500; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Talas Oblast
    • Tallas Alatan
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
    • Mun. de Aquiles Serdán
      • Santa Eulalia District
        • East Camp
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/natanite.pdf.
        • West Camp
          • Francisco Portillo
Panczner (1987):94-366.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Verkhoyansk
        • Yana River Basin
          • Yana-Adycha Region
            • Arga-Ynnakh-Khaya granite Massif
Pavel M. Kartashov data
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
      • Kolyma River Basin
        • Ducat District
          • Omsukchan
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/natanite.pdf.
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Kavalerovo Mining District
        • Karadubsky ore field
N.V., Gorelikova analytical data
Tajikistan (TL)
 
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
    • Zeravshan Range
      • Pendzhikent (Penjikent; Panjakent)
        • Kaznok Valley
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 492-500; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Callington District
        • Calstock
          • Gunnislake
[C.Jewson, pers. comm.]; Weiss, S., Green, D.H., Hooper, J.J. & Elton, N. (2007): Erzgänge und "alpine " klüfte: Die Mineralien des Hingston Quarry, Calstock, Cornwall. LAPIS 32 (11), 13-25
      • Mount's Bay District
        • Paul
          • Newlyn
G. Curtis
G. Curtis collection (Uwe Kolitsch SXRD and EDS analyses)
        • St Hilary
[UKJMM 20:7-37]
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