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Tetranatrolite

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Name:
For its tetragonal symmetry and relation to Natrolite.
Formerly in Zeolite Group, Natrolite Subgroup.

The compositions of and structural relationships between Gonnardite and tetranatrolite remain controversial (Artioli and Galli 1999; Evans et al. 2000; Ross et al 1992; Lee et al. 2006; Seryotkin & Bakakin, 2007).

Tetranatrolite was discredited in 1999 (but apparently without actually working on the type specimen or on any positively identified tetranatrolite itself).

Tetranatrolite was originally reported from Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry), Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada.


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Classification of TetranatroliteHide

Discredited
16.2.6

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
2 : Aluminosilicates of Na

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.2.1AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
16.2.2AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2OTric.
16.2.3UssingiteNa2AlSi3O8OHTric. 1 : P1
16.2.4ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon.
16.2.5NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
16.2.7ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2OMon. m : Bb
16.2.8EphesiteLiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2Tric.
16.2.9Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2OMon.
16.2.10JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6Mon.
16.2.11Brammallite(Na,H3O)(Al,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2Mon.

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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 TetranatroliteHide

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Chen, T.T., Chao, G.Y. (1980), Tetranatrolite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 18: 77-84.
Chao, G.Y. (1980) Paranatrolite a new zeolite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 18: 85-88.
Artioli, G. and Galli, E. (1999) Gonnardite: Re-examination of holotype material and discreditation of tetranatrolite. American Mineralogist: 84: 1445-1450.
Evans, H.T., Konnert, J.A., and Ross, M. (2000) The crystal structure of tetranatrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, and its chemical and structural relationship to paranatrolite and gonnardite. American Mineralogist: 85: 1808-1815.
Lee, Y., Hriljac, J.A., and Vogt, T. (2005b) Variable-temperature structural studies of tetranatrolite from Mt. St. Hilaire: Synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction and Rietveld analysis. American Mineralogist: 90: 247-251.
Lee, Yongjae, Hriljac, Joseph A., Parise, John B., and Vogt, Thomas (2006) Pressure-induced hydration in zeolite tetranatrolite. American Mineralogist: 91: 247-251.
Seryotkin, Yu,V. & Bakakin, V.V. (2007): The reversibility of the paranatrolite-tetranatrolite transformation. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 593-598.

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Localities for TetranatroliteHide

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.

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- 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.
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • Break O'Day municipality
      • Blue Tier district
R Bottrill, unpublished. Analyses
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Ayopaya Province
PXRD by John Attard (Attard's Minerals)
Canada
 
  • Nova Scotia
    • Cumberland Co.
Georgia Pe-Piper and Lisa Miller (2002) Zeolite minerals from the North Shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology 38, 11–28
    • Kings Co.
Georgia Pe-Piper and Lisa Miller (2002) Zeolite minerals from the North Shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology 38, 11–28
      • Bay of Fundy
Georgia Pe-Piper and Lisa Miller (2002) Zeolite minerals from the North Shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology 38, 11–28
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Chen, T.T., Chao, G.Y. (1980), Tetranatrolite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 18: 77-84; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,220; Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359; AmMin 84:1445-1450(1999)
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Fichtelgebirge
        • Marktredwitz
          • Pechbrunn
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
      • Maroldsweisach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Niederzissen
        • Brenk
Hentschel, G., Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane, Weise Verlag München, 1983
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
      • Igaliku (Igaliko)
        • Narsaarsuk Plateau
Petersen Ole V.,Secher K.(1985) - Gronland: Mineralien, Geologie, Geschichte. - Verlag Bode & Partner K.G., Bochum, 87 pagg.
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
        • Tunulliarfik Fjord (Tunugdliarfik)
          • Tugtup Agtakôrfia (Tuttup Attakoorfia)
Andersen, E.K., Danø, M., and Peteresen, O.V. (1969): A tetragonal natrolite. Contribution to the mineralogy of Ilímaussaq, No 13. Meddelelser om Grønland, 181, (10), 1-19
Hungary
 
  • Veszprém Co.
    • Balaton Uplands
      • Tapolcai Basin
        • Uzsa (Uzsabánya)
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/khib.htm
      • Lovozero Massif
Pekov, I.V. (2000): Lovozero Massif. Moscow, Ocean Pictures Ltd, 480 pp.
UK
 
  • Northern Ireland
    • Co. Antrim
Nawaz, R. Unpublished data on UM specimen.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
        • Gobbins
Nawaz, R. and Malone, J.F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a New Zeolite Mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 46, n° 340, pp. 365-369.; Nawaz, R. Unpublished data on UM specimens.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
USA
 
  • Arkansas
    • Pulaski Co.
      • Little Rock
  • New Mexico
    • Colfax Co.
      • Springer
        • Point of Rocks Mesa (Pecks Mesa)
Rocks & Min.:60:229.
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