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Stronalsite

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Formula:
Na2SrAl4Si4O16
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
2.95
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Name:
The name reflects its composition: a strontium, sodium (latin "natrium"), aluminium silicate.
Feldspar Group.

Forms a solid-solution series with banalsite


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Classification of StronalsiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1983
9.FA.60

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
F : Tektosilicates without zeolitic H2O
A : Tektosilicates without additional non-tetrahedral anions
76.1.6.2

76 : TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
1 : Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
16.12.1

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
12 : Aluminosilicates of Sr, Ba and Zn

Physical Properties of StronalsiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
White
Streak:
White
Hardness:
6½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
None Observed
Parting:
Rectangular
Density:
2.95 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.95 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of StronalsiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.563 nβ = 1.564 nγ = 1.574
2V:
Measured: 32° , Calculated: 36°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.011
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of StronalsiteHide

Formula:
Na2SrAl4Si4O16
Idealised Formula:
SrNa2[Al2Si2O8]2
Common Impurities:
Ba,Ca,Sr

Crystallography of StronalsiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.41 Å, b = 9.9 Å, c = 16.72 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.849 : 1 : 1.689
Unit Cell V:
1,392.09 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

Type Occurrence of StronalsiteHide

Synonyms of StronalsiteHide

Other Language Names for StronalsiteHide

Relationship of Stronalsite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
AmazoniteK(AlSi3O8)
Andesine(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Tric.
AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Tric. 1 : P1
Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8Tric.
BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8Mon. 2 : P21
Bytownite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]Tric.
CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
DmisteinbergiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
FilatoviteK(Al,Zn)2(As,Si)2O8Mon. 2/m
HexacelsianBaAl2Si2O8Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
Hyalophane(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Mon.
KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
KumdykoliteNa(AlSi3O8)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
Oligoclase(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
ParacelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
ReedmergneriteNaBSi3O8Tric.
RubiclineRb(AlSi3O8)Tric.
SanidineK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
SlawsoniteSr(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
SunstoneA variety of feldspar (microcline or oligoclase) that has schiller, commonly with an orange/brown background color, ...
SvyatoslaviteCa(Al2Si2O8)Orth.
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Jadeite2 photos of Stronalsite associated with Jadeite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.FA.05KaliophiliteKAlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.05KalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
9.FA.05Nepheline(Na,K)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Panunzite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.05Yoshiokaite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)O4]Trig. 3 : P3
9.FA.05MegakalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.10MalinkoiteNaBSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.15VirgiliteLiAlSi2O6Hex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
9.FA.25LisitsyniteKBSi2O6Orth. 2 2 2 : P2 2 2
9.FA.30AdulariaKAlSi3O8Mon.
9.FA.30Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8Tric.
9.FA.30Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8Mon. 2 : P21
9.FA.30CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
9.FA.30Hyalophane(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Mon.
9.FA.30MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.30OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.30SanidineK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.30RubiclineRb(AlSi3O8)Tric.
9.FA.30MonalbiteNaAlSi3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.35AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.35Andesine(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Tric.
9.FA.35AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Tric. 1 : P1
9.FA.35Bytownite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]Tric.
9.FA.35Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
9.FA.35Oligoclase(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
9.FA.35ReedmergneriteNaBSi3O8Tric.
9.FA.40ParacelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
9.FA.45SvyatoslaviteCa(Al2Si2O8)Orth.
9.FA.45KumdykoliteNa(AlSi3O8)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
9.FA.50SlawsoniteSr(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
9.FA.55LisetiteCaNa2Al4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.60BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.65DanburiteCaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.FA.65MaleeviteBaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
9.FA.65PekoviteSrB2Si2O8
9.FA.70Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8Tet. 4/m : I4/m
9.FA.75KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm

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

76.1.6.1BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
76.1.6.3LisetiteCaNa2Al4Si4O16Orth.
76.1.6.4SvyatoslaviteCa(Al2Si2O8)Orth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.12.2SlawsoniteSr(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
16.12.3BrewsteriteMon.
16.12.4CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
16.12.5ParacelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
16.12.6CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2OMon.
16.12.7EdingtoniteBa[Al2Si3O10] · 4H2O
16.12.8BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
16.12.9Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
16.12.10Hyalophane(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Mon.
16.12.11BalipholiteBaLiMg2Al3(Si2O6)2(OH)4Orth.
16.12.12ArmeniteBaCa2Al6Si9O30 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
16.12.13Wellsite(Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2OMon.
16.12.14Merlinoite(K,Na)5(Ca,Ba)2Al9Si23O64 · 23H2OOrth.
16.12.15Anandite(Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3((Si,Al,Fe)4O10)(S,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
16.12.16Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4Mon.
16.12.17SauconiteNa0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
16.12.18Minehillite(K,Na)2-3Ca28Zn4Al4Si40O112(OH)16Hex.
16.12.19HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
16.12.20Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8Tric.

Fluorescence of StronalsiteHide

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 StronalsiteHide

Reference List:
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Hidemichi Hori, Izumi Nakai, Kozo Nagashima, Satoshi Matsubara and Akira Kato (1986) Stronalsite, SrNa2Al4Si4O16, a new mineral from Rendai, Kochi City, Japan. Mineralogical Journal Vol. 13 (1986) , No. 6 pp368-375
Bulletin of the National Science Museum Tokyo (1985), series C: 11: 37-95.
American Mineralogist (1987): 72: 226.
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 195.

Internet Links for StronalsiteHide

Localities for StronalsiteHide

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
 
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Killala Lake Area
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 44, pp. 929-942 (2006)
Finland
 
  • Northern Finland Region
    • Ranua
Mutanen, T. 2011. Alkalikiviä ja appiniitteja. Raportti hankkeen " Magmatismi ja malminmuodostus II" toiminnasta 2002-2005.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Niigata Prefecture
Miyajima, H. et al., abstract J038-003, in www-jm.eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ 2002cd-rom/pdf/j038/j038-003_e.pdf; Shi, G., Harlow, G. E., Wang, J., Wang, J., Ng, E., Wang, X., ... & Cui, W. (2012). Mineralogy of jadeitite and related rocks from Myanmar: a review with new data. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24(2), 345-370.
    • Chugoku region
      • Okayama prefecture
        • Niimi City
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 13 (1986) , No. 6 pp368-375; Shi, G., Harlow, G. E., Wang, J., Wang, J., Ng, E., Wang, X., ... & Cui, W. (2012). Mineralogy of jadeitite and related rocks from Myanmar: a review with new data. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24(2), 345-370.
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kochi Prefecture
      • Kochi City
        • Rendai
Bull.Nat.Sci.Mus.Tokyo (1985) ser C, 11, 37-95; Mineralogical Journal Vol. 13 (1986) , No. 6 pp368-375
Myanmar
 
  • Kachin State
    • Mohnyin District (Moe Hnyin District)
      • Hpakant Township (Hpakan; Phakant; Phakan)
        • Hpakant-Tawmaw Jade Tract
Ferraris, C., Parodi, G.C., Pont, S., Rondeau, B., Lorand, J.-P. (2014): Trinepheline and fabriesite: two new mineral species from the jadeite deposit of Tawmaw (Myanmar). European Journal of Mineralogy, 26, (in press).
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
P.M. Kartashov data; The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 44, pp. 929-942 (2006)
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/khib.htm
South Africa
 
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
The Canadian Mineralogist, V 42, 2004, pp. 1169-1178.; MITCHELL, R.H. & LIFEROVICH, R.P. (2004) Ecandrewsite - zincian pyrophanite from lujavrite. Pilansber alkaline complex, South Africa. Canadian Mineralogist), 42, 1169-1178.; Mitchell, R. H., & Liferovich, R. P. (2006). Subsolidus deuteric/hydrothermal alteration of eudialyte in lujavrite from the Pilansberg alkaline complex, South Africa. Lithos, 91(1), 352-372.
Spain
 
  • Canary Islands
    • Las Palmas Province
      • Fuerteventura
Ahijado et al (2005) Mineralogy and Petrology, 84, #1-2, 107-127.
Groznova M.V., Kogarko L.N.. Senin V.G. (2001) Mineral composition of silicocarbonatites from Fuertaventura Island. in Abstracts – GEODE field workshop 8-12th July 2001 on ilmenite deposits in the Rogaland anorthosite province, S. Norway.
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