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Natrobistantite

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A variety of Zero valent dominant member of the Microlite Group

Natrobistantite studied by Voloshin et al. (1983) and by Beurlen et al. (2005) are both a zero valent dominant member of the microlite group with significant contents (in wt.%) of bismuth and cesium.


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Classification of NatrobistantiteHide

Discredited
First Published:
1983
Approval History:
Approved as a new mineral by IMA in 1982.
Discredited by IMA 2012 (Atencio et al. 2013, 2012 IMA Report)
18.1.29

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
1 : Niobates and tantalates containing neither rare earths nor U

Physical Properties of NatrobistantiteHide

Colour:
Blue-green, yellow-green, colorless

Crystallography of NatrobistantiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric

First Recorded Occurrence of NatrobistantiteHide

Synonyms of NatrobistantiteHide

Other Language Names for NatrobistantiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Clinobisvanite2 photos of Natrobistantite associated with Clinobisvanite on mindat.org.
Bismutite1 photo of Natrobistantite associated with Bismutite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

18.1.1LithiotantiteLiTa3O8Mon.
18.1.2LueshiteNaNbO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.3NatroniobiteNaNbO3Mon.
18.1.4FranconiteNa(Nb2O5)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
18.1.5NatrotantiteNa2Ta4O11Mon.
18.1.6IrtyshiteNa2(Ta,Nb)4O11Hex.
18.1.7Rankamaite(Na,K)3(Ta,Nb,Al)11(O,OH)31Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
18.1.8Hydropyrochlore(H2O,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.9CalciotantiteCaTa4O11Hex.
18.1.10RynersoniteCaTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.11Microlite GroupIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.12BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)Amor.
18.1.13LatrappiteCa2NbFe3+O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
18.1.14Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2OMon.
18.1.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.16ParabariomicroliteBaTa4O10(OH)2 · 2H2OTrig.
18.1.17Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6ZIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.18AlumotantiteAlTaO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.19SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)Trig. 3 : P3
18.1.20Sosedkoite(K,Na)5Al2(Ta,Nb)22O60Orth.
18.1.21Thoreaulite(Sn2+,Pb)(Ta,Nb)2O6Mon.
18.1.22Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.23FoorditeSn2+(Nb,Ta)2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
18.1.24ChangbaiitePbNb2O6Trig.
18.1.25Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.1.26Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.27StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4Orth. mm2
18.1.28StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4Orth. mm2
18.1.30Cesplumtantite(Cs,Na)2(Pb,Sb3+)3Ta8O24Tet.
18.1.31Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
18.1.32Cesstibtantite
18.1.34BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4Orth.
18.1.35Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.36Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.37Gerasimovskite(Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)5O12 · 9H2O
18.1.38Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
18.1.39Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
18.1.41Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8Orth.
18.1.42Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.43Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.44ColumbiteOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.45Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.46Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.47Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
18.1.48Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth.
18.1.50Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
18.1.51 Staringite(Fe,Mn)x(Ta,Nb)2xSn6-3xO12

Fluorescence of NatrobistantiteHide

Colorless grains luminesce red-orange in UV light,colored
varieties do not luminesce.

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 NatrobistantiteHide

Reference List:
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Voloshin, A.V., Pakhomovskii, Y.A., Stepanov, V.I., and Tyusheva, E.N. (1983) Natrobistantite (Na,Cs)Bi(Ta,Nb,Sb)4O12 - New mineral from granite pegmatites. Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal 5(2), 82-86 (in Russian with English abstract).
American Mineralogist (1984) 69: 407-408 (abstract).
Beurlen, H., Soares, D.R., Thomas, R., Pradodo-Borges, L.E., and Castro, C. (2005) Mineral chemistry of tantalate species new in the Borborema Pegmatitic Province, northeast Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências: 77: 169-182.
Atencio, D., Andrade, M.B., Christy, A.G., Gieré, R., and Kartashov P.M. (2010) The pyrochlore supergroup of minerals: nomenclature. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 569-594.
Christy, A.G. and Atencio, D. (2013) Clarification of status of species in the pyrochlore supergroup. Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 13-20.

Internet Links for NatrobistantiteHide

Localities for NatrobistantiteHide

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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.
Brazil
 
  • Rio Grande do Norte
    • Borborema mineral province
      • Parelhas
Beurlen, H., Soares, D.R., Thomas, R., Pradodo-Borges, L.E. & Castro, C. (2005): Mineral chemistry of tantalate species new in the Borborema Pegmatitic Province, northeast Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências: 77: 169-182; Atencio D., Andrade M.B., Christy A.G., Giere R., Kartashov P.M. (2010): The pyrochlore supergroup of minerals: nomenclature. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 569-594.
China (FRL)
 
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
        • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
A. V. Voloshin, Y. A. Pakhomovskii, V. I. Stepanov, and E. N. Tyusheva (1983): Natrobistantite (Na,Cs)Bi(Ta,Nb,Sb)4O12 - New mineral from granite pegmatites. Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal: 5(2): 82-86.
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