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Natrozippeite

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About NatrozippeiteHide

Formula:
Na5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
Colour:
Yellow to greenish yellow or yellowish green
Lustre:
Dull, Earthy
Hardness:
5 - 5½
Specific Gravity:
4.517 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Member of:
Name:
Named in 1976 for its composition, with dominant sodium, and its relationship to Zippeite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Natrozippeite.


Classification of NatrozippeiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1971
7.EC.05

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
E : Uranyl sulfates
C : With medium-sized and large cations
Dana 7th ed.:
31.10.4.2
31.10.4.2

31 : HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
10 : Miscellaneous
25.8.10

25 : Sulphates
8 : Sulphates of Sb, V, Cr and U

Pronounciation of NatrozippeiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of NatrozippeiteHide

Dull, Earthy
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Yellow to greenish yellow or yellowish green
Streak:
yellow
Hardness:
5 - 5½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
Parallel to flattening of grains.
Fracture:
Micaceous
Density:
4.517 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of NatrozippeiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.630 nβ = 1.690 nγ = 1.738
2V:
Measured: 80° , Calculated: 80°
Birefringence:
0.100-0.109
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.108
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
relatively strong
Pleochroism:
Strong
Comments:
Colorless to yellow

Chemical Properties of NatrozippeiteHide

Formula:
Na5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O

Crystallography of NatrozippeiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Setting:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 17.6425(11) Å, b = 14.6272(9) Å, c = 17.6922(11) Å
β = 104.461(1)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.206 : 1 : 1.21
Unit Cell V:
4,421.01 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Found as earthy to velvety patches or crusts of earthy yellow mineral, rarely as micro-crystals.
Twinning:
Reported as common, but no morphology given.
Comment:
Pronounced pseudo-cells may be 5 x b

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.34(100)
3.75(10)
3.66(50)
3.49(40)
3.15(40)
2.86(20)
2.12(10)
1.75(10)
Comments:
Data collected on synthetic material

Type Occurrence of NatrozippeiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
velvety crusts of minute yellow masses and rare crystals
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Post-mine encrustation and/or supergene in origin.

Synonyms of NatrozippeiteHide

Other Language Names for NatrozippeiteHide

Relationship of Natrozippeite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Ammoniozippeite(NH4)2[(UO2)2(SO4)O2]·H2OOrth.
CobaltzippeiteCo(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
MagnesiozippeiteMg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
NickelzippeiteNi2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10 · 16H2O Mon.
PlavnoiteK0.8Mn0.6[(UO2)2O2(SO4)]·3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
PseudojohanniteCu3(OH)2[(UO2)4(SO4)2]· 12H2OTric.
Sejkoraite-(Y)Y2(UO2)8(SO4)4O6(OH)2 · 26H2OTric. 1 : P1
ZinczippeiteZn(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2OMon. 2 : B2

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Marécottite9 photos of Natrozippeite associated with Marécottite on mindat.org.
Nickelzippeite9 photos of Natrozippeite associated with Nickelzippeite on mindat.org.
Gypsum5 photos of Natrozippeite associated with Gypsum on mindat.org.
Brochantite3 photos of Natrozippeite associated with Brochantite on mindat.org.
Zinczippeite2 photos of Natrozippeite associated with Zinczippeite on mindat.org.
Cuprite1 photo of Natrozippeite associated with Cuprite on mindat.org.
Pseudojohannite1 photo of Natrozippeite associated with Pseudojohannite on mindat.org.
Uraninite1 photo of Natrozippeite associated with Uraninite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.EC.AdolfpateraiteK(UO2)(SO4)(OH)(H2O)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.EC.05CobaltzippeiteCo(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.EC.05MagnesiozippeiteMg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.EC.05NickelzippeiteNi2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10 · 16H2O Mon.
7.EC.05ZinczippeiteZn(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.EC.05ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2OMon. 2 : B2
7.EC.10RabejaciteCa(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2OOrth.
7.EC.15MarécottiteMg3(UO2)8(SO4)4O6(OH)2 · 28H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.EC.15Sejkoraite-(Y)Y2(UO2)8(SO4)4O6(OH)2 · 26H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.EC.20PseudojohanniteCu3(OH)2[(UO2)4(SO4)2]· 12H2OTric.

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

31.10.4.1ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2OMon. 2 : B2
31.10.4.3MagnesiozippeiteMg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
31.10.4.4NickelzippeiteNi2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10 · 16H2O Mon.
31.10.4.5ZinczippeiteZn(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
31.10.4.6CobaltzippeiteCo(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.8.1KlebelsbergiteSb4O4(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mm2
25.8.2CoquanditeSb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)Tric. 1 : P1
25.8.3PeretaiteCa(SbO)4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
25.8.4CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
25.8.5Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2OMon. 2/m
25.8.6Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2OOrth.
25.8.7Redingtonite(Fe2+,Mg,Ni)(Cr,Al)2(SO4)4·22H2OMon.
25.8.8Metauranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2O
25.8.9Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2OMon.
25.8.11ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2OMon. 2 : B2
25.8.12JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1
25.8.13MagnesiozippeiteMg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
25.8.14ZinczippeiteZn(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

Fluorescence of NatrozippeiteHide

Bright yellow in both SW and LW

Other InformationHide

Thermal Behaviour:
Small amount of water (= 0.5 %) may be lost at 101 degrees C.
Health Risks:
Naturally radioactive.

References for NatrozippeiteHide

Reference List:
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Frondel Clifford, Ito, Jun, Honea. Russell M., and Weeks, Alice M., (1976), Mineralogy of the Zippeite Group, Canadian Mineralogist: 14: 429-436.
Gaines, Richard V., H. Catherine, W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, Abraham Rosenzweig, Vandall King, (1997), Dana's New Mineralogy : The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana: 661.
Journal of the Czech Geological Society, Prague (1997): 42(4): 48.
Burns, P.C., Deely, K.M., and Hayden, L.A. (2003): The crystals chemistry of the Zippeite group. Canadian Mineralogist 41(3), 687-706.
Burns, P.C. (2005): U 6+ minerals and inorganic compounds: insights into an expanded structural hierarchy of crystal structures. Canadian Mineralogist 43, 1839-1894.

Internet Links for NatrozippeiteHide

Localities for NatrozippeiteHide

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
 
  • Mendoza
    • Malargüe Department
      • Pampa Amarilla District
Brodtkorb, M.K. de, Mineralogia y consideraciones geneticas del yacimiento Huemul. Provincia de Mendoza. Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina 21 (3): 165-179. 1966
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemia Region
    • Příbram
      • Háje
Plášil, J. et al.: Supergenní mineralizace z haldy šachty č. 16 Příbram - Háje. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2008, vol. 16, 1, 43-55.
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
        • Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8), 59
  • Plzeň Region
    • Nepomuk (Pomuk)
      • Kasejovice
Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES. MS Thesis, Notre Dame University.
  • Ústí Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Dubí (Eichwald)
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)]
      • Krupka (Graupen)
Števko M., Bačík P., Ozdín D., Zeman M., Jonáš J., 2010: Výskyt schrockingeritu na fluoritovom ložisku Vrchoslav v Krušných horách (Česká republika). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz.(Praha), 18, 2, 99-105.
  • Vysočina Region
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Nové Město na Moravě
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)
      • Rožná
Mineralienwelt 1993(1), 13
Petr Pauliš, Stanislav Kopecký, Pavel Černý: Uranové minerály České republiky a jejich lokality 2007
Petr Pauliš
Petr Pauliš, Stanislav Kopecký, Pavel Černý: Uranové minerály České republiky a jejich lokality. (2007)
France
 
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Loire-Atlantique
      • Gétigné
J. Plášil, J. Hauser, V. Petříček, N. Meisser, S. J. Mills, R. Škoda, K. Fejfarová, J. Čejka, J. Sejkora, J. Hloušek, J.-M. Johannet, V. Machovič, and L. Lapčák (2012): Crystal structure and formula revision of deliensite, Fe[(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2](H2O)7. Mineralogical Magazine 76, 2837-2860.
Germany
 
  • Saxony-Anhalt
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schwarzenberg District
        • Pöhla
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
New Zealand
 
  • South Island
    • West Coast Region
      • Buller District
        • Westport
          • Buller River
Collection of RJ Martin
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Krasnokamensk
          • Strel'tsovskoe Mo-U ore field
P.M. Kartashov data
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Štiavnica Co.
Števko M., Sejkora J., Plášil J. (2012): Supergénna uránová mineralizácia na ložisku Banská Štiavnica (Slovenská republika). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha), 20, 1, 110-120 (in Slovak with English abstract).
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Lleida (Lérida)
      • El Pallars Jussà
        • La Vall Fosca
          • La Torre de Cabdella (La Torre de Capdella)
            • Castell-estaó
Joan Abella i Creus and Joan Viñals i Olià (2012) NUEVOS MINERALES DE LA “MINA EUREKA”: METAMUNIRITA, SCHRÖCKINGERITA, BOLTWOODITA Y GORDAITA, CASTELL-ESTAÓ, LA TORRE DE CABDELLA, LLEIDA, ESPAÑA. - http://mineralsabella.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/nuevos-minerales-de-la-mina-eureka.html; Joy Desor ID by Raman spectroscopy.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Le Trient Valley
      • Les Marécottes
- Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just
        • Pendeen
[Golley & Williams, 1995, 57 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]; Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, (1993), VOL 57, PP. 352-354
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Gila Co.
      • Sierra Ancha Mts
        • Sierra Ancha District
          • Asbestos Point (Asbestos Peak) area
            • Bull Canyon
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 375.
    • Yavapai Co.
      • Eureka District
        • Bagdad
          • Bozarth Mesa
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 313, 375; Frondel, C., et al (1976), Mineralogy of the zippeite group, Canadian Mineralogist: 14: 429-436;
  • Colorado
    • Gilpin Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Montrose Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
  • Nevada
    • Lander Co.
      • Reese River District
Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University; Jensen, M. and J. Herrmann (2012) Uranium mineralization at the Apex Mine, Lander County, Nevada. Rocks and Minerals 87:270-276
  • New Mexico
    • McKinley Co.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996; Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
        • Ambrosia Lake Sub-district
Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
  • Utah
    • Emery Co.
      • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
        • Delta
Rocks & Min.:57:249.; Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Can Min 14:429-436
    • Grand Co.
      • Moab
Kim Gorall
      • Thompsons District (S. E. Thomsons)
        • D-Day Mine group
Collected by Michael Cline, and in the collection of Alex Earl
        • Yellow Cat Mesa
Kasatkin, A.V., Plášil, J., Marty, J., Belakovskiy, D.I., Lykova, I.S. (2014): Nestolaite, CaSeO3·H2O, a new mineral from the Little Eva mine, Grand County, Utah, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 497-505.
          • Parco Mine Group
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; Am Min 49:1511-1526; Am Min (1964) 49:1511-1526; Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
    • San Juan Co.
      • Cane Springs
Can Min 14:429-436
      • Green River District
Can Min 14:429-436
      • La Sal District (Paradox Valley District)
        • Lion Canyon
Kampf A R, Hughes J M, Marty J, Nash B (2012) Postite, Mg(H2O)6Al2(OH)2(H2O)8(V10O28)·13H2O, a new mineral species from the La Sal Mining District, Utah: Crystal structure and descriptive mineralogy. The Canadian Mineralogist 50, 45-53
      • White Canyon District
        • Red Canyon
Collected by and in the collections of Brent Thorne, Joe Marty, and Mark Rushton.; Kampf, A.R., Kasatkin, A.V., Čejka, J., Marty, J. (2015): Plášilite, Na(UO2)(SO4)(OH)•2H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from the Blue Lizard mine, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Journal of Geosciences. 60, 1-10
Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Collected by Joe Marty, in the collection of Alex Earl
        • White Canyon
          • Deer Flat
Can Min 14:429-436
          • Fry Mesa
Jakub Plášil, Karla Fejfarová, Radek Škoda, Michal Dušek, Joe Marty and Jiří Čejka (2013): The crystal structure of magnesiozippeite, Mg[(UO2)2O2(SO4)](H2O)3.5, from East Saddle Mine, San Juan County, Utah (U.S.A.). Mineral. Petrol. 107, 211-219.
Rick Dalrymple Collection
Can Min 14:429-436; Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
    • Wayne Co.
      • Fremont District
        • Fruita
Can Min 14:429-436
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