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Nitrobarite

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Formula:
Ba(NO3)2
Colour:
Colourless; colourless in transmitted light
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
3.245 - 3.255
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
In allusion to the composition, being a NITRate containing BARIum.
Type Locality:
This page provides mineralogical data about Nitrobarite.


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Classification of NitrobariteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
5.NA.20

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
N : NITRATES
A : Without OH or H2O
Dana 7th ed.:
18.2.1.1
18.2.1.1

18 : NORMAL NITRATES
2 : A(XO3)2·xH2O, where x can equal zero
13.6

13 : Nitrates

Pronounciation of NitrobariteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of NitrobariteHide

Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless; colourless in transmitted light
Hardness:
Cleavage:
None Observed
Density:
3.245 - 3.255 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.24 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of NitrobariteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of NitrobariteHide

Formula:
Ba(NO3)2

Crystallography of NitrobariteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Space Group:
Pa3
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.11 Å
Unit Cell V:
533.41 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Natural crystals are octahedral.
Twinning:
According to the spinel law, {111}, in both natural and artificial crystals.

Type Occurrence of NitrobariteHide

Other Language Names for NitrobariteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Baryte1 photo of Nitrobarite associated with Baryte on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.NA.05NitratineNaNO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.NA.10NiterKNO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmma
5.NA.15Gwihabaite(NH4,K)NO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

13.1NitratineNaNO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
13.2NiterKNO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmma
13.3GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
13.4NitromagnesiteMg(NO3)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m
13.5NitrocalciteCa(NO3)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
13.7ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
13.8SveiteKAl7(NO3)4(OH)16Cl2 · 8H2OMon.
13.9DarapskiteNa3(SO4)(NO3) · H2OMon. 2/m
13.10HumberstoniteNa7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2OTrig. 3 : R3
13.11Mbobomkulite(Ni,Cu)Al4((NO3)2,SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon.
13.12Hydrombobomkulite(Ni,Cu)Al4((NO3)2,SO4)(OH)12 · 13-14H2OMon.
13.13Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Readily soluble in water.
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 NitrobariteHide

Reference List:
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Groth (1881) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 6: 195.
Lewis (1882) American Naturalist: 16: 78.
Groth, P. (1908) Chemische Krystallographie. Leipzig. 5 volumes, vol. 2: 104.
Goldschmidt, V. (1913) Atlas der Krystallformen. 9 volumes, atlas, and text: vol. 1: 173.
Vegard (1922) Zeitschrift für Physik, Brunswick, Berlin: 9: 395.
Buckley (1930) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 76: 147.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 305-306.
Acta Crystallographica (1983): C36: 952.

Internet Links for NitrobariteHide

Localities for NitrobariteHide

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
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
        • Waitschach
Nieding, E. & Fenten, N. (1990) Nitrobarit aus einer Kärntner Eisenschlacke. – Carinthia II, 180./100., 381-383; Nieding, E. (1992): Nitrobarit - ein Erstfund für Österreich. – Emser Hefte, 13 (4), 68. ; Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fink, R. & Auer, C. (2013): Die Mineralogie der weltweit einzigartigen Schlacken von Waitschach, Kärnten. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A, 115, 19-87 (in German).
Chile (TL)
Palache, C., H. Berman, and C. Frondel (1951): Dana’s system of mineralogy, (7th edition), v. II, 305–306.; NBS Circ. 539/1 (1953), 81; J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003)
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
SCHNORRER, G. (1995): Mineralogische Neuheiten von bekannten deutschen Fundorten. Lapis 20 (12), 43-48; 62.
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