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Nordenskiöldine

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Baron (Nils) Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
Formula:
CaSn4+[BO3]2
Colour:
Colourless, yellow; colourless in transmitted light
Lustre:
Vitreous, Pearly
Hardness:
5½ - 6
Specific Gravity:
4.09 - 4.20
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named by Waldemar Christopher Brögger in 1887 in honor of Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (November 18, 1832 Helsinki, Finland - August 12, 1901 Dalbyö, Södermanland, Sweden), Swedish mineralogist and explorer.
Isostructural with:
This page provides mineralogical data about Nordenskiöldine.


Classification of Nordenskiöldine

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
6.AA.15

6 : BORATES
A : Monoborates
A : BO3, without additional anions; 1(D).
24.3.3.1

24 : ANHYDROUS BORATES
3 : AmBn[XO3]p
9.6.3

9 : Borates
6 : Borates of Ti, Sn and Ta

Physical Properties of Nordenskiöldine

Vitreous, Pearly
Transparency:
Transparent
Comment:
Pearly on cleavage {0001}
Colour:
Colourless, yellow; colourless in transmitted light
Hardness:
5½ - 6 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
On {0001} perfect; on {1011} indistinct (observed in thin sections).
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
4.09 - 4.20 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.18 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Nordenskiöldine

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.774 - 1.778 nε = 1.660 - 1.661
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.114 - 0.117
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of Nordenskiöldine

Formula:
CaSn4+[BO3]2
IMA Formula:
CaSn4+(BO3)2

Crystallography of Nordenskiöldine

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
R3
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.858(1) Å, c = 16.080(2) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 3.31
Unit Cell V:
328.65 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3
Morphology:
Crystals thin to thick tabular {0001}. Also thick, lens-like crystals; subparallel growths.

Epitaxial Relationships of Nordenskiöldine

Epitaxial Minerals:
Epitaxy Comments:
Calcite and siderite overgrowths on nordenskiöldine, with parallel axes. Cassiterite, with [001] parallel to nordenskiöldine {0001} [1011] or [1120].

Type Occurrence of Nordenskiöldine

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Alkaline pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for Nordenskiöldine

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Magnetite2 photos of Nordenskiöldine associated with Magnetite on mindat.org.
Bornite1 photo of Nordenskiöldine associated with Bornite on mindat.org.
Danburite1 photo of Nordenskiöldine associated with Danburite on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Nordenskiöldine associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Analcime1 photo of Nordenskiöldine associated with Analcime on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping

6.AA.05SassoliteH3BO3
6.AA.15TusioniteMn2+Sn4+[BO3]2
6.AA.35Jimboite(Mn2+,Mg)3[BO3]2
6.AA.35KotoiteMg3[BO3]2
6.AA.40TakedaiteCa3[BO3]2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

9.6.1Warwickite(Mg,Ti,Fe,Cr,Al)2O(BO3)
9.6.2Azoproite(Mg,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Ti,Mg)(BO3)O2
9.6.4Hulsite(Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
9.6.5Magnesiohulsite(Mg,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Sn,Mg)(BO3)O2
9.6.6Béhierite(Ta5+,Nb5+)(BO4)

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)

24.3.3.2TusioniteMn2+Sn4+[BO3]2

Fluorescence of Nordenskiöldine

Nordenskiöldine from MW Claims fluoresces bright pale yellow in SW and is virtually non-fluorescent in LW.

Other Information

Notes:
Incompletely decomposed by HCl.

Alters to Cassiterite.
Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.
Industrial Uses:
None.

References for Nordenskiöldine

Reference List:
Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
Brögger (1887) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 9: 255.
Brögger (1890) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 16: 61.
Ramdohr (1934) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Beil.-Bd., Heidelberg, Stuttgart: 68: 288.
Ehrenberg and Ramdohr (1934) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Beil.-Bd., Heidelberg, Stuttgart: 69: 1.
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. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 332-333.
Wei, Wang, and Yin (1982): Nordenskioldine discovered in China and its formation conditions. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12, 262-266 (in Chinese with English Abstract).
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1986): 111-114.
Canadian Mineralogist (1994): 32: 81-86.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).

Internet Links for Nordenskiöldine

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Localities for Nordenskiöldine

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Canada
 
  • Yukon
    • Watson Lake Mining District
      • Cassiar Mts
        • Screw Creek
Rocks & Min.: 60(1):13.
China
 
  • Guangdong Province
    • Heyuan Prefecture
      • Lianping Co.
Lianshun Feng (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(3), 21-27; Aleksandrov, S.M. (1998): Geochemistry of skarn and ore formation in dolomites. VSP (Utrecht, Tokyo), 300 pp.
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Linwu Co.
        • Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field
Aleksandrov, S.M. (1998): Geochemistry of skarn and ore formation in dolomites. VSP (Utrecht, Tokyo), 300 pp.
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Suzhou Prefecture
      • Wujiang Co.
Chen Sisong, Wei Jinsheng, and Huang Kebing (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(4), 364-367.
  • Yunnan Province
    • Honghe Autonomous Prefecture
      • Gejiu Co.
        • Gejiu Sn-polymetallic ore field
Chen, J., Halls, C., and Stanley, C.J. (1992): Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 11(2), 140-155.
Mingxiu Wei (1985): Geochimica 15(1), 37-44; Chengdian Pen (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(3), 37-48
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Groat, L. A., Evans, R. J., Cempírek, J., McCammon, C., & Houzar, S. (2013). Fe-rich and As-bearing vesuvianite and wiluite from Kozlov, Czech Republic. American Mineralogist, 98(7), 1330-1337.
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schwarzenberg District
        • Pöhla
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast
    • Saryjaz-Akshyirak Region
Marshukova et al. (1968): ZVMO 97, 695-698.
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Swakopmund District
      • Arandis
Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 578; 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: 333.
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Øvre Eiker
      • Gunhildrud
Sunde, Ø., Selbekk, R.S., Friis, H. & Andersen, T. (2013): Bakstevalåsen, en unik Be-Sn-B pegmatitt. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 50, 43-48
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Langesundsfjorden
        • Arøya (Arö)
Brøgger (1887): Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholms Förhandlinger 9, 247-274; Brøgger, W.C. (1890): Die Mineralien der Syenitpegmatitgänge der südnorwegischen Augit-und Nephelinsyenite. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie und Mineralogie 16. p. 61-64
Åsheim, A., Aadahl, H. Chr. & Larsen, A. O.(1980): Nytt funn av Nordenskiöldin. NAGS-nytt 7 (3), 10 (in norwegian)
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Polar Yakutia
        • Dogdo River Basin
          • Tas-Khayakhtakh Range
Rudnev et al. (1998): ZVMO 127, 86-92.
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Nome Borough
      • Seward Peninsula
        • York Range
www.excaliburmineral.com.
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