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About ParwaniteHide

(Na,K)(Mg,Ca)4Al8(PO4)8(CO3)(OH)7 · 30H2O
Crystal System:
Named after the type locality.
A complex cave mineral.

Classification of ParwaniteHide

Approval Year:

D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
O : With CO3, SO4, SiO4

Chemical Properties of ParwaniteHide

(Na,K)(Mg,Ca)4Al8(PO4)8(CO3)(OH)7 · 30H2O
IMA Formula:
NaMg4Al8(PO4)8(CO3)(OH)7 · 30H2O

Crystallography of ParwaniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2 - Sphenoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 26.148 Å, b = 11.781 Å, c = 20.494 Å
β = 111.27°
a:b:c = 2.22 : 1 : 1.74
Unit Cell V:
5,883.12 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
12.202 (12)
10.538 (100)
10.031 (14)
9.570 (13)
9.360 (13)
8.937 (10)
8.718 (11)
4.878 (10)

Type Occurrence of ParwaniteHide

Synonyms of ParwaniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Montgomeryite3 photos of Parwanite associated with Montgomeryite on mindat.org.
Taranakite1 photo of Parwanite associated with Taranakite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DO.05GirvasiteNaCa2Mg3(PO4)3(CO3)(H2O)6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DO.10VoggiteNa2Zr(PO4)(CO3)(OH) · 2H2OMon.
8.DO.15PeisleyiteNa2Al9[(P,S)O4]8(OH)6•28H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DO.20PerhamiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1 · 8H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
8.DO.20KrásnoiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)12.1F2 · 8H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
8.DO.25Saryarkite-(Y)Ca(Y,Th)Al5(SiO4)2(PO4,SO4)2(OH)7 · 6H2OTet. 4 2 2
8.DO.30Micheelsenite(Ca,Y)3Al(HPO4,CO3)(CO3)(OH)6 · 12H2OHex.
8.DO.45SkorpioniteCa3Zn2(PO4)2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b

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 ParwaniteHide

Reference List:
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IMA website - Proposals approved in January 2007
Birch, W., Henry, D. (1997) Phosphate Minerals of Victoria: 147. [contains a preliminary description]
Birch, Willian D., Mills, Stuart J., Schwendtner, Karolina, Pring, Allan, Webb, John A., Segnit, Ralph, Watts, John A. (2007) Parwanite: a new hydrated Na-Mg-Al-phosphate from a lava cave at Parwan, Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 13: 23-30.

Internet Links for ParwaniteHide

Localities for ParwaniteHide

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.
Australia (TL)
  • Victoria
    • Moorabool Shire
      • Bacchus Marsh
Birch, W.D. & Henry, D.J., 1993, Phosphate Minerals of Victoria, The Mineralogical Society of Victoria, Special Publication No. 3 Willian D. Birch, Stuart J. Mills, Karolina Schwendtner, Allan Pring, John A. Webb, Ralph Segnit and John A. Watts (2007): "Parwanite: a new hydrated Na-Mg-Al-phosphate from a lava cave at Parwan, Victoria, Australia". Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 13, 23-30.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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