IMPORTANT MESSAGE. We need your support now to keep mindat.org running. Click here to find out why.
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for Educators
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Atopite

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Hide all sections | Show all sections

About AtopiteHide

Formula:
(Ca,Na)2Sb2(O,F,OH)7
Name:
From the Greek ατοπος for "unusual," in allusion to its rarity.
A variety of Roméite Group

Stibiconite Group. It is probably identical with "roméite," but contains sodium in substitution for calcium and contains fluorine, unlike roméite in its older definition. Palache et al. (1951) considered it a Na-bearing variety of roméite. Compare fluorcalcioroméite.

Originally reported from Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden.


Chemical Properties of AtopiteHide

Formula:
(Ca,Na)2Sb2(O,F,OH)7

Other Language Names for AtopiteHide

German:Atopit
Spanish:Atopita

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 AtopiteHide

Reference List:
Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
Nordenskiöld (1877) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 3: 376.
Rose (1919) Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Stuttgart: 268 (dispersion).
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 1020-1022.

Internet Links for AtopiteHide

Localities for AtopiteHide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • Western Australia
    • Wiluna Shire
      • Wiluna
Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 1, p 407
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1021.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: November 15, 2018 20:54:43 Page generated: October 18, 2018 17:05:10
Go to top of page