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Strontiodresserite

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Formula:
SrAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Hardness:
2 - 3
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in 1977 by John Leslie Jambor, Ann Phyllis Sabina Stenson, Andrew C. Roberts, and Bozidar Darko Sturman as the strontium analogue of dresserite.
Isostructural with:
This page provides mineralogical data about Strontiodresserite.


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Classification of StrontiodresseriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1977
5.DB.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
B : With large and medium-sized cations
16b.2.1.3

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 3:2
11.7.14

11 : Carbonates
7 : Carbonates of Al

Physical Properties of StrontiodresseriteHide

Vitreous, Silky
Colour:
White
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of StrontiodresseriteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.510 nβ = 1.583 nγ = 1.595
2V:
Measured: 42° , Calculated: 42°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.085
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of StrontiodresseriteHide

Formula:
SrAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O

Crystallography of StrontiodresseriteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.14 Å, b = 15.91 Å, c = 5.59 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.574 : 1 : 0.351
Unit Cell V:
812.88 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of StrontiodresseriteHide

Synonyms of StrontiodresseriteHide

Other Language Names for StrontiodresseriteHide

Relationship of Strontiodresserite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
DresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
HydrodresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OTric.
KochsándoriteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
PetterditePbCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth.
Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)CaCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite1 photo of Strontiodresserite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Montroyalite1 photo of Strontiodresserite associated with Montroyalite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.DB.05AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
5.DB.05NasledovitePbMn3Al4(CO3)4(SO4)O5 · 5H2O
5.DB.05Para-alumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 6H2O
5.DB.05UM1977-02-CO:AlCaHCa6Al2(CO3)3O6 · 32H2O
5.DB.10DresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DB.10DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DB.10MontroyaliteSr4Al8(CO3)3(OH,F)26 · 10-11H2O
5.DB.10PetterditePbCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth.
5.DB.10KochsándoriteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.DB.15HydrodresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OTric.
5.DB.20Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
5.DB.25SergeeviteCa2Mg11(CO3)9(HCO3)4(OH)4•6H2O
5.DB.30SzymańskiiteHg16(Ni,Mg)6(CO3)12(OH)12(H3O)8•3H2OHex.

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

16b.2.1.1DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
16b.2.1.2DresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.7.1ScarbroiteAl5(CO3)(OH)13 · 5H2OHex.
11.7.2HydroscarbroiteAl14(CO3)3(OH)36 · nH2OTric.
11.7.3DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
11.7.4HydrotalciteMg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
11.7.5Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex.
11.7.6IndigiriteMg2Al2(CO3)4(OH)2 · 15H2O
11.7.7AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
11.7.8Para-alumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 6H2O
11.7.9TunisiteNaCa2Al4(CO3)4(OH)8ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
11.7.10WermlanditeMg7Al2(OH)18[Ca(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
11.7.11MontroyaliteSr4Al8(CO3)3(OH,F)26 · 10-11H2O
11.7.12DresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.7.13HydrodresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OTric.

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 StrontiodresseriteHide

Reference List:
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JAMBOR, J.L., SABINA, A.P., ROBERTS, A.C. and STURMAN,B.D. (1977) Strontiodresserite, a new Sr-Al carbonate from Montreal Island, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 15, 405-407.
TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
Whitfield, P. S.; Mitchell, L. D.; Le Page, Y.; Margeson, J.; Roberts, A. C. (2010): Crystal structure of the mineral strontiodresserite from laboratory powder diffraction data. Powder Diffraction 25, 322-328.

Internet Links for StrontiodresseriteHide

Localities for StrontiodresseriteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen
      • Dellach im Drautal
        • Stein
Prasnik, H., Brandstätter, F., Niedermayr, G. & Walter, F. (2010): Strontiodresserit in den Gailtaler Alpen. Mineralien-Welt 21 (6), 72-73.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montréal
JAMBOR, J.L., SABINA, A.P., ROBERTS, A.C. and STURMAN,B.D. (1977) Strontiodresserite, a new Sr-Al carbonate from Montreal Island, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 15, 405-407. TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Drôme
• Martin, R., Meisser, N., Beaudet, D. (2004): La strontiodressérite, un minéral rarissime. Le Cristallier Suisse, 4/2004, 31-36.
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Tysfjord
Tomas Husdal - collection
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