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Fluorstrophite

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About FluorstrophiteHide

Formula:
SrCaSr3(PO4)3F
Colour:
Green to yellow-green, colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous, Greasy
Hardness:
5
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
First named strontium-apatite by Efimov et al. in 1962. It was later changed to apatite-(SrOH) (Burke 2008) despite fluorine being dominant over hydroxyl. It was renamed to fluorstrophite by Pasero et al. (2010). The current name reflects the composition, including dominant fluorine, strontium, and phosphate.
This page provides mineralogical data about Fluorstrophite.


Classification of FluorstrophiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1962
7/B.39-100
8.BN.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
N : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
41.8.1.7

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
8 : A5(XO4)3Zq
22.1.18

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
1 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with fluoride

Physical Properties of FluorstrophiteHide

Vitreous, Greasy
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Green to yellow-green, colourless
Hardness:

Optical Data of FluorstrophiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.651 nε = 1.637
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.014
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of FluorstrophiteHide

Formula:
SrCaSr3(PO4)3F

Crystallography of FluorstrophiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P63/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.565(8) Å, c = 7.115(3) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.744
Unit Cell V:
563.74 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Crystals short to long hexagonal prisms [0001], with {1010} and {1011} dominant; also thick tabular {0001}, frequently in the crystals of hydrothermal origin in pegmatites and veins, with {1010}, relatively large {0001}, and often also {1011} or low pyramids. Massive, coarse granular to compact.
Comment:
Space group P63/m or P63.

Type Occurrence of FluorstrophiteHide

Synonyms of FluorstrophiteHide

Other Language Names for FluorstrophiteHide

Relationship of Fluorstrophite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
Belovite-(La)NaLaSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)NaNdCa3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5Trig.
FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
Kuannersuite-(Ce)NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5Trig. 3 : P3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BN.05AlforsiteBa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)Hex.
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)Hex.
8.BN.05ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Mimetite-MPb5(AsO4)3ClMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BN.05Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BN.05FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
8.BN.05HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)Hex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05JohnbaumiteCa5(AsO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05MimetitePb5(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05MorelanditeCa2Ba3(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
8.BN.05TurneaureiteCa5(AsO4)3ClHex.
8.BN.05VanadinitePb5(VO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Belovite-(La)NaLaSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5Trig.
8.BN.05FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Kuannersuite-(Ce)NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5Trig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite-MCa5(PO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BN.05PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05StronadelphiteSr5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05FluorphosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)NaNdCa3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Miyahisaite(Sr,Ca)2Ba3(PO4)3F Hex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.10ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

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

41.8.1.1FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
41.8.1.2ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
41.8.1.3HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)Hex. 6/m : P63/m
41.8.1.4Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)Hex.
41.8.1.4StronadelphiteSr5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
41.8.1.6Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)FTric. 1 : P1
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4FTric.
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)Mon.
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4(F,OH)Tet.
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2OOrth. mm2 : Pba2
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2PO4F9Mon.
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3Mon.
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)FMon.
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4FMon.
22.1.25Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.26McauslaniteFe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2OTric.
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2Amor.
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)FMon. m : Bb
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Soluble in HCl or in HNO3. Varieties containing CO3 may dissolve with slight effervescence.
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 FluorstrophiteHide

Reference List:
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Volkova and Melentiev (1939) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., n.s.: 25: 120.
Kristallografiya: 32: 891-895.
Efimov, A.F., Kravchenko, S.M., Vasil’eva, Z.V. (1962) Strontium-apatite — a new mineral. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 142: 439-442.
Fleischer, M. (1962) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 47: 805-812.
Klevtsova, R.F. (1964) The crystal structure of strontium-apatite. Journal of Structural Chemistry: 5: 318-320.
Sudarsanan, K., Young, R.A. (1972) Structure of strontium hydroxide phosphate, Sr5(PO4)3OH. Acta Crystallographica: B28: 3668-3670.
Pushcharovskii, D.Y., Nadezhina, T.N., Khomyakov, A.P. (1987) Crystal structure of strontium apatite from Khibiny. Soviet Physics - Crystallography: 32: 524-525.
Burke, E.A.J. (2008) Tidying up mineral names: an IMA-CNMNC scheme for suffixes, hyphens and diacritical marks. The Mineralogical Record: 39: 131-135.
Chakhmouradian, A.R., Reguir, E.P., Mitchell, R.H. (2002) Strontium-apatite: new occurrences, and the extent of Sr-for-Ca substitution in apatite-group minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 121-136.
Pasero, M., Kampf, A.R., Ferraris, C., Pekov, I.V., Rakovan, J.R., White, T.J. (2010) Nomenclature of the apatite supergroup minerals. European Journal of Mineralogy: 22: 163-179.

Internet Links for FluorstrophiteHide

Localities for FluorstrophiteHide

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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
 
  • Northwest Territories
Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
      • O'Meara Township
Platt & Wooley (1990)
Japan
 
  • Niigata
[MinRec 33:168]
Sakai & Akai (1988) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 16.
Russia
 
  • Murmansk Oblast
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/khib.htm
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Aldan Shield
      • Aldan
        • Inagli Massif
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
Canadian Mineralogist 40:121-136
South Africa
 
  • North West
    • Bojanala Platinum District
The Canadian Mineralogist, V 42, 2004, pp. 1169-1178.
USA
 
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Picacho Peak
Joseph F. Cooper Jr., Gail E. Dunning, Ted A.Hadley (2003) Minerology of the Victor Claim, Clear Creek Area, New Idria District, San Benito County, California.
Zambia
 
  • Northern Province
    • Muchinga Mts.
      • Isoka District
        • Isoka
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