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Niveolanite

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About NiveolaniteHide

Formula:
NaBe(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named from the Latin niveus, snow-white, and lana, wool, alluding to the visual similarity to white fluffy flocks of wool.
The first natural beryllium carbonate.


Classification of NiveolaniteHide

Approved
Approval year:
2007
5.DC.35

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
C : With large cations
16b.3.7.

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
3 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 2:1

Chemical Properties of NiveolaniteHide

Formula:
NaBe(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O

Crystallography of NiveolaniteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P4/mcc
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.087 Å, c = 5.404 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.413
Unit Cell V:
925.54 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
13.01 Å(100)
9.20 Å(62)
3.611 Å(34)
3.256 Å(95)
2.693 Å(44)
2.605 Å(37)
2.489 Å(60)
2.076 Å(32)

Type Occurrence of NiveolaniteHide

Synonyms of NiveolaniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
12 photos of Niveolanite associated with AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
7 photos of Niveolanite associated with FranconiteNa(Nb2O5)(OH) · 3H2O
4 photos of Niveolanite associated with SideriteFeCO3
3 photos of Niveolanite associated with ShortiteNa2Ca2(CO3)3
3 photos of Niveolanite associated with MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
2 photos of Niveolanite associated with Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2O
2 photos of Niveolanite associated with Adamsite-(Y)NaY[CO3]2 · 6H2O
2 photos of Niveolanite associated with NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
2 photos of Niveolanite associated with Petersenite-(Ce)Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
1 photo of Niveolanite associated with RhodochrositeMnCO3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.DC.05Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Calcioancylite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Sr)CO3(OH,H2O)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Calcioancylite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,La,Ce)(CO3)2(OH).H2OMon. m : Pm
5.DC.05Gysinite-(Nd)PbNd(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Ancylite-(La)LaSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Kozoite-(Nd)(Nd,La,Sm,Pr)(CO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Kozoite-(La)(La,Nd)(CO3)(OH)Orth.
5.DC.10Kamphaugite-(Y)Ca(Y,REE)(CO3)2(OH) · H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
5.DC.15SheldrickiteNaCa3(CO3)2F3 · H2OTrig. 3 : P32
5.DC.20Thomasclarkite-(Y)(Na,Ce)(Y,REE)(HCO3)(OH)3 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P2
5.DC.25Peterbaylissite[Hg2]2+3[CO3]2(OH)2 · 4H2OOrth.
5.DC.30Clearcreekite[Hg2]2+3[CO3]2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
As a Be-bearing mineral niveolanite is potentially toxic and skin contact and ingestion of airborne fibres should be avoided.

References for NiveolaniteHide

Reference List:
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PEKOV, I.V., ZUBKOVA, N.V., CHUKANOV, N.V., AGAKHANOV, A.A., BELAKOVSKIY, D.I., HORVÁTH, L., FILINCHUK, Y.E., GOBECHIYA, E.R., PUSHCHAROVSKY, D.Yu., and RABADANOV, M.Kh. (2008) Niveolanite, the first natural beryllium carbonate, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 1343-1354.

Internet Links for NiveolaniteHide

Localities for NiveolaniteHide

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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
PEKOV, I.V., ZUBKOVA, N.V., CHUKANOV, N.V., AGAKHANOV, A.A., BELAKOVSKIY, D.I., HORVÁTH, L., FILINCHUK, Y.E., GOBECHIYA, E.R., PUSHCHAROVSKY, D.Yu., and RABADANOV, M.Kh. (2008) Niveolanite, the first natural beryllium carbonate, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 1343-1354.
 
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