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Tuliokite

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About TuliokiteHide

Formula:
Na6BaTh(CO3)6 · 6H2O
Colour:
Colourless, white
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3 - 4
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, Tuliok River, Khibiny massif, Kola peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Russia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Tuliokite.


Classification of TuliokiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1988
5.CB.50

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
C : Carbonates without additional anions, with H2O
B : With large cations (alkali and alkali-earth carbonates)
15.4.6.1

15 : HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
4 : AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 1:1
11.9.6

11 : Carbonates
9 : Carbonates of Pb, Zr and Th

Physical Properties of TuliokiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Colourless, white
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of TuliokiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.574 nε = 1.587
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.013
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of TuliokiteHide

Formula:
Na6BaTh(CO3)6 · 6H2O
Common Impurities:
ORG

Crystallography of TuliokiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.17 Å, c = 8.6 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.607
Unit Cell V:
1,495.44 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of TuliokiteHide

Synonyms of TuliokiteHide

Other Language Names for TuliokiteHide

German:Tuliokit
Spanish:Tuliokita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Tuliokite associated with ShortiteNa2Ca2(CO3)3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.CB.05ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
5.CB.10NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
5.CB.15TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
5.CB.20MonohydrocalciteCaCO3 · H2OTrig. 3 : P31
5.CB.25IkaiteCaCO3 · 6H2OMon.
5.CB.30PirssoniteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 2H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
5.CB.35GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
5.CB.40ChalconatroniteNa2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m
5.CB.45BaylissiteK2Mg(CO3)2 · 4H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.9.1CerussitePbCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.2HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2Trig.
11.9.3DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.4Gysinite-(Nd)PbNd(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.5Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
11.9.7WeloganiteNa2Sr3Zr(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
11.9.8SabinaiteNa4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4Mon. 2/m : B2/b

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 TuliokiteHide

Reference List:
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Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal, Kiev (1990): 12(3): 74-78.
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 310(1): 99-102.
American Mineralogist (1992): 77: 209.

Internet Links for TuliokiteHide

Localities for TuliokiteHide

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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Kukisvumchorr Mt
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
 
Mineral and/or Locality  
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