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Natrite

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About NatriteHide

Surficially alters rapidly in air to thermonatrite.


Classification of NatriteHide

Approved
5.AA.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
A : Alkali carbonates
11.1.2

11 : Carbonates
1 : Carbonates of the alkali metals and ammonium

Pronounciation of NatriteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of NatriteHide

Colour:
Colourless, grey-white, yellowish
Streak:
White
Hardness:
1 - 1½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of NatriteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.410 nβ = 1.535 nγ = 1.543
2V:
Measured: 28° , Calculated: 26°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.133
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of NatriteHide

Formula:
Na2CO3
IMA Formula:
Na2(CO3)

Crystallography of NatriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.9 Å, b = 5.23 Å, c = 6.04 Å
β = 101.35°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.702 : 1 : 1.155
Unit Cell V:
275.65 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of NatriteHide

Synonyms of NatriteHide

Other Language Names for NatriteHide

German:Natrit
Russian:Натрит
Spanish:Natrita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.AA.05ZabuyeliteLi2CO3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.AA.10Gregoryite(Na2,K2,Ca)CO3Hex.
5.AA.15NahcoliteNaHCO3Mon. 2/m
5.AA.20KaliciniteKHCO3Mon. 2/m
5.AA.25Teschemacherite(NH4)HCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pccn
5.AA.30WegscheideriteNa5H3(CO3)4Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.1.1ZabuyeliteLi2CO3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
11.1.3NahcoliteNaHCO3Mon. 2/m
11.1.4WegscheideriteNa5H3(CO3)4Tric. 1 : P1
11.1.5ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
11.1.6TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
11.1.7NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
11.1.8KaliciniteKHCO3Mon. 2/m
11.1.9ShortiteNa2Ca2(CO3)3Orth. mm2 : Amm2
11.1.10NyerereiteNa2Ca(CO3)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
11.1.11NatrofairchilditeNa2Ca(CO3)2Orth.
11.1.12ZemkoriteNa2Ca(CO3)2Hex.
11.1.13PirssoniteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 2H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
11.1.14GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
11.1.15BaylissiteK2Mg(CO3)2 · 4H2OMon.
11.1.16FairchilditeK2Ca(CO3)2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
11.1.17BütschliiteK2Ca(CO3)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
11.1.18Teschemacherite(NH4)HCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pccn

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 NatriteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 281-282.
Zubkova, N.V., Pushcharovskii, D.Yu., Ivaldi, G., Ferraris, G., Pekov, .V., and Chukanov, N.V. (2002): Crystal structure of natrite, γ-Na2CO3. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 2002, 85-96.
A. Arakcheeva, L. Bindi, P. Pattison, N. Meisser, G. Chapuis, I. Pekov (2010): The incommensurately modulated structures of natural natrites at 120 and 293 K from synchrotron X-ray data. American Mineralogist, 95, 574-581.

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Localities for NatriteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Karawanken
      • Bad Eisenkappel (Bad Eisenkappl)
        • Ebriach
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
  • Salzburg
    • Hallein
      • Dürrnberg
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Salzburg
      • Untersberg massif
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Innsbruck
          • Hall
            • Hall valley
Spötl (1989)
  • Upper Austria
    • Gmunden
      • Hallstatt
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359.
Italy
 
  • Campania
    • Naples Province
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
Russo, M., 2006: I minerali di formazione fumarolica della grande eruzione vesuviana del 1906; Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
  • Sicily
    • Catania Province
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
No reference listed
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
        • Koashva Mt
Can Min (2002) 40, (3), 961-970
Pekov, I.V. & Podlesnyi, A.S. (2004): Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrotermalites. Mineralogical Almanac, vol. 7, 140 pages + xxiv photo's pages
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Belakovskiy D, Smith D G W, Welch M (2013) New mineral names. American Mineralogist 98, 811-815
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
        • The Carbonatite Stock in the vicinity of Tul'ilukht Bay
[Mandarino, 1997]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Lovozero Massif
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
ZVMO,(1982) 111, 220-225; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
South Africa
 
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Francis Baard District
      • Kimberley
        • KEM JV Mine (Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture mine; Kimberley Underground mine)
Giuliani, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Phillips, D., Kendrick, M. A., Wyatt, B. A., & Goemann, K. (2012). Nature of alkali-carbonate fluids in the sub-continental lithospheric mantle. Geology, 40(11), 967-970.
USA
 
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Deep Springs Valley
        • Deep Springs Lake (Deep Springs Playa)
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10260745.
    • Siskiyou Co.
      • Azalea
        • Box Canyon Dam
Feth, J.H., Rogers, S.M., & Roberson, C.E. (1961), Aqua de Ney, California, a spring of unique chemical character, Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta: 22(2-4): 75-76.
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