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Natrodufrénite

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Formula:
NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Hardness:
3½ - 4½
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For being the Na analogue of dufrénite.
The Na analogue of dufrénite (which is distinctly less common by comparison) and the ferrous iron analogue of gayite.


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Classification of NatrodufréniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1981
7/D.11-130
8.DK.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
K : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 1:1 and < 2:1
42.9.1.3

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
9 : (AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
19.14.6

19 : Phosphates
14 : Phosphates of Fe and other metals

Physical Properties of NatrodufréniteHide

Hardness:
3½ - 4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of NatrodufréniteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.756 nγ = 1.775
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.019
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
distinct to strong

Chemical Properties of NatrodufréniteHide

Formula:
NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O

Crystallography of NatrodufréniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 25.83 Å, b = 5.15 Å, c = 13.77 Å
β = 111.53°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 5.016 : 1 : 2.674
Unit Cell V:
1,703.94 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
12.04 (80)
5.040 (60)
4.124 (50)
3.400 (80)
3.204 (80)
3.152 (100)
2.989 (50)
Comments:
Close to dufrénite.

Type Occurrence of NatrodufréniteHide

Synonyms of NatrodufréniteHide

Other Language Names for NatrodufréniteHide

Relationship of Natrodufrénite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
GayiteNaMn2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cyrilovite7 photos of Natrodufrénite associated with Cyrilovite on mindat.org.
Leucophosphite5 photos of Natrodufrénite associated with Leucophosphite on mindat.org.
Quartz4 photos of Natrodufrénite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Cacoxenite4 photos of Natrodufrénite associated with Cacoxenite on mindat.org.
Kidwellite3 photos of Natrodufrénite associated with Kidwellite on mindat.org.
Wavellite2 photos of Natrodufrénite associated with Wavellite on mindat.org.
Meurigite-Na2 photos of Natrodufrénite associated with Meurigite-Na on mindat.org.
Xanthoxenite2 photos of Natrodufrénite associated with Xanthoxenite on mindat.org.
Ushkovite1 photo of Natrodufrénite associated with Ushkovite on mindat.org.
Apatite1 photo of Natrodufrénite associated with Apatite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DK.RichelsdorfiteCa2Cu5Sb(AsO4)4(OH)6Cl · 6H2OMon. 2/m
8.DK.10BariopharmacosideriteBa0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2OTet. 4 2m : P4 2m
8.DK.10PharmacosideriteKFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.10Natropharmacosiderite(Na,K)Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.10Hydroniumpharmacosiderite(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12PharmacoalumiteKAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6.5H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12NatropharmacoalumiteNaAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12BariopharmacoalumiteBa0.5Al4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.15BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15GayiteNaMn2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.20KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DK.25Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13Mon.
8.DK.30Matulaite(Fe3+,Al)Al7(PO4)4(PO3OH)2(OH)8(H2O)8 · 8H2OMon.
8.DK.35KrasnoviteBa(Al,Mg)(PO4,CO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.

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

42.9.1.1BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
42.9.1.2DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
42.9.1.5GayiteNaMn2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.14.1CyriloviteNaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
19.14.2KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33Mon. 2/m : P2/b
19.14.3Rosemaryite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.14.4Wyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m
19.14.5Ferrowyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Fe,Mn)(Fe,Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.14.7LeucophosphiteKFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
19.14.8Spheniscidite(NH4,K)(Fe3+,Al)2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon.
19.14.9BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.14.10Satterlyite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe)12(PO4)5(PO3OH)(OH,O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
19.14.11UshkoviteMgFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric.
19.14.12Garyansellite(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2(OH,O) · 1.5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
19.14.13ThadeuiteCa(Mg,Fe2+)3(PO4)2(OH,F)2Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 21
19.14.14AnapaiteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.14.15XanthoxeniteCa4Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.14.16CalcioferriteCa2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.14.17MitridatiteCa2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.14.18MélonjosephiteCaFe2+Fe3+(PO4)2(OH)
19.14.19DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed · Amor.
19.14.20CollinsiteCa2(Mg,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.14.21SegeleriteCa2 Mg2 Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pcca
19.14.22KingsmountiteCa4(Fe2+,Mn2+)Al4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2OMon. 2 : B2
19.14.23VauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.14.24MetavauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
19.14.25ParavauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.14.26SigloiteFe3+Al2(PO4)2(OH)3 · 7H2OTric.
19.14.27CacoxeniteFe3+24Al(PO4)17O6(OH)12 · 17H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
19.14.28KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2OTet.
19.14.29Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.14.30ScorzaliteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.14.31Souzalite(Mg,Fe2+)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
19.14.32Gormanite(Fe2+,Mg)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
19.14.33ZaïriteBiFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

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 NatrodufréniteHide

Reference List:
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Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (1982): 105: 321-326.
American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 1039.

Internet Links for NatrodufréniteHide

Localities for NatrodufréniteHide

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.
Argentina
 
  • Córdoba
    • Punilla Department
Kampf, A.R., Colombo, F., González del Tánago, J. (2010): Gayite, a new dufrénite-group mineral from the Gigante granitic pegmatite, Córdoba province, Argentina. American Mineralogist, 95, 386–391.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill
        • Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine; South Mine)
Australian Min. 3:1 (1997)
      • Broken Hill district
[UKJMM 19:28]
  • Queensland
    • Mount Isa City Shire
      • Gunpowder District
        • Mount Gordon
Day, B. E. & Beyer, B. D. (1996): Some mines of the Mt Isa district. Part 3 - The Mt Oxide mine. Australian J. of Mineralogy 2 (1), 3-10.
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Barossa Valley
          • Angaston
Peter Elliott
        • Kapunda
Vince Peisley specimen
        • Robertstown
Peter Elliott
    • Olary Province
      • Ameroo Hill
Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol.3, N°2, Dec.1997
Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol.3, N°2, Dec.1997
  • Victoria
    • City of Greater Shepparton
      • Dookie
        • Ascot Hills
    • Mount Alexander Shire
      • Castlemaine
        • Campbells Creek
P. Sutton (2007): Cyrilovite and natrodufrenite from near Campbells Creek, Victoria. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 13(2), 65-71.
    • Swan Hill Rural City
      • Lake Boga
W.D.Birch 1996. Portlandite and other recent mineral discoveries in the granites at Lake Boga, and Wycheproof and Pyramid Hill, Victoria. Australian Journal of Mineralogy Vol.2 No.2 Dec. 1996, pp. 47-50
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Waldviertel
      • Großdietmanns
        • Unterlembach
Brandstätter, G. & Niedermayr, G. (1990): 802. Meta-Uranocircit und Natrodufrenit vom Eichberg bei Gmünd, Niederösterreich. Pp. 271-272 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (1990): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XXXIX. Carinthia II, 180./100., 245-288.; R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Conselheiro Pena
Sergio Varvello collection
    • Galiléia
      • Sapucaia do Norte
Sergio Varvello collection
Chile
 
  • Antofagasta Region
    • El Loa Province
      • Calama
        • Chuquicamata District
maurizio dini collection - analysed material
  • Atacama Region
    • Chañaral Province
      • El Salvador district
maurizio dini collection - analysed material
  • Tarapacá Region
    • El Tamarugal Province
      • Collahuasi District
Sulphides analysed by geology dep. of company; sulphates, phosphates, analysed by Bob Jenkins (Usa) 2007
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
        • Krásno (Schönfeld)
Sejkora, J., Škoda, R., Ondruš, P., Beran, P. & Susser, C. (2006): Mineralogy of phosphate accumulations in the Huber stock, Krásno ore district, Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 103-147.
          • Vysoký Kámen
Sejkora, J., Süsser, C., Plášil, J.: Natrodufrénit a asociace fosfátů, ložisko Vysoký kámen – greisen, Krásno u Horního Slavkova. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2007, roč. 14-15, s. 116-125.
    • Liberec Region
      • Jilemnice (Starkenbach)
Škoda, R., Rus, P.: Revize dufrenitu z Poniklé. Minerál, 2010, roč. 18, č. 2, s. 119-123.
    • South Bohemia Region
      • Písek
Sejkora J., Cícha J., Jebavá I.: Minerální asociace fosfátů z Čížové u Písku (Česká republika). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2011, 19, 1, 1-26.
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Velké Meziříčí
Škoda, R., Staněk, J., Čopjaková, R.: Minerální asociace fosfátových nodulí z granitického pegmatitu od Cyrilova u Velkého Meziříčí, Moldanubikum; část 1 – primární a exsoluční fáze. Acta Mus. Moraviae, Sci. geol., 2007, 92, 59-74.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Allier
      • Ébreuil
        • Échassières
Uwe Kolitsch (SXRD + SEM-EDS)
J.M. Boisson et al. : "Filon Sainte Barbe, Commune d'Echassières, Allier, France", Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 2000, 4, 3-46; Mestrom, P., Lustenhouwer, W. & Kars, S. (2011): Les Montmins (Massif Central, F) nader bekeken. GEA, 44 (1), 16-21 (in Dutch).
  • Brittany
    • Morbihan
      • Plumelin
Pierre Le Roch & Jean-Marc Johannet collections
      • Rochefort-en-Terre
Bull.Mineral. (1982): 105, 321-326.
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Deux-Sèvres
      • Le Temple
Jean-Marc Johannet collection (unpublished SEM-EDS analyses by Vincent Bourgouin)
  • Occitanie
    • Aveyron
      • La Capelle-Bleys
Gayraud, L., Gineste, C., Bernadi, G. & Johannet, J.-M. (2011) - Bleys et Puech de Compolibat: deux localités minéralogiques remarquables du massif de leucogranite de La Capelle-Bleys (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 111(1), 7-23
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Wetzlar
      • Weilburg
        • Essershausen
Blaß, G. (2002): Eine neue Phosphatmineralien-Paragenese von der Grube Mark bei Essershausen, mittleres Lahngebiet, Taunus. Mineralien-Welt, 13 (6), 18-43. (in German)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Siegerland
      • Herdorf
        • Dermbach
Hucko, S. (2010): Phosphatparagenesen auf Brauneisensteingängen am Windhahn. Mineralien-Welt 21 (2), 14-25.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Ehrenfriedersdorf
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Bükk Mts
      • Bükkszentkereszt
collector: Regina Körmendy, XRD: Béla Fehér, WDS: Norbert Zajzon
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Savona Province
Bruno Marello collection
Marco Ciriotti 2010
Balestra C. (2009): Sistematica ligure 2009. Prie, 5, 97-100.
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
Favreau, G. (2012): Les minéralisations à phosphates de la pegmatite d'Angarf-Sud (Maroc).Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 3-2012, 3-70.
Portugal
 
  • Viseu District
Identified in Rebentão Mine
    • Vila Nova de Paiva
      • Queiriga
        • Lagares do Estanho Mines
Nuno Afonso collection
Spain
 
  • Castile and Leon
    • Zamora
      • Villar del Buey
        • Pinilla de Fermoselle
  • Extremadura
    • Cáceres
      • Zarza la Mayor
Viñals, J. and Calvo, M. (2011). Secondary phosphates of La Paloma mine, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Spain. Mineral Up 2 (5), 8-31.
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Cherokee Co.
Henry Barwood
Henry Barwood
  • Arizona
    • Graham Co.
      • Gila Mts
        • Lone Star District (Safford District; Dos Pobres District)
          • Lone Star
            • Lone Star Mountain
Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 6.
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