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Voggite

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About VoggiteHide

Formula:
Na2Zr(PO4)(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O
Colour:
Clourless, white
Lustre:
Vitreous
Specific Gravity:
2.70(2)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named by A.C. Roberts, A.P. Sabina, T.S. Ercit, J.D. Grice, J.T. Szymanski, and R.A. Ramik in 1990 for Adolf Vogg (1931 - 31 July 1995) of Arnprior Ontario, Canada. He was a mineral collector and first found the mineral.

Please note some literature erroneously attributed the name to Albert Vogg of Montréal.
This page provides mineralogical data about Voggite.


Classification of VoggiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1988
First Published:
1990
8.DO.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
O : With CO3, SO4, SiO4
43.5.16.1

43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
5 : Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
22.4.10

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
4 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with carbonate

Pronounciation of VoggiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of VoggiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Clourless, white
Streak:
White
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
{010}
Density:
2.70(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    2.704 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
Measured in heavy liquids

Optical Data of VoggiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.569 nβ = 1.594 nγ = 1.622
2V:
Measured: 81° to 88°, Calculated: 90°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.053
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v or r < v
Pleochroism:
Not Visible

Chemical Properties of VoggiteHide

Formula:
Na2Zr(PO4)(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O

Crystallography of VoggiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.25 Å, b = 6.55 Å, c = 11.75 Å
β = 116.12°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.87 : 1 : 1.794
Unit Cell V:
846.51 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Elongate [010], with forms {100} major, {-1O1} major, and {001} minor.
The average length-to-width ratio exceeds 100:1.

Type Occurrence of VoggiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Matted nests of crystals
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Mineral Collection at the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Amygdaloidal basalt dyke intersecting a dawsonite-rich igneous silicocarbonatite sill in limestone.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of VoggiteHide

Other Language Names for VoggiteHide

German:Voggit
Russian:Воггит
Spanish:Voggita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DO.05GirvasiteNaCa2Mg3(PO4)3(CO3)(H2O)6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DO.15PeisleyiteNa2Al9[(P,S)O4]8(OH)6•28H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DO.20PerhamiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1 · 8H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
8.DO.20KrásnoiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)12.1F2 · 8H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
8.DO.25Saryarkite-(Y)Ca(Y,Th)Al5(SiO4)2(PO4,SO4)2(OH)7 · 6H2OTet. 4 2 2
8.DO.30Micheelsenite(Ca,Y)3Al(HPO4,CO3)(CO3)(OH)6 · 12H2OHex.
8.DO.40Parwanite(Na,K)(Mg,Ca)4Al8(PO4)8(CO3)(OH)7 · 30H2OMon. 2 : P2
8.DO.45SkorpioniteCa3Zn2(PO4)2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.4.1BradleyiteNa3Mg(CO3)(PO4)Mon.
22.4.2KovdorskiteMg2(PO4)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
22.4.3Carbonate-rich HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)Hex.
22.4.4Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)Hex.
22.4.5TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2OMon. 2/m
22.4.6HeneuiteCaMg5(CO3)(PO4)3(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
22.4.7GirvasiteNaCa2Mg3(PO4)3(CO3)(H2O)6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
22.4.8Daqingshanite-(Ce)(Sr,Ca,Ba)3(Ce,La)(CO3)3-x(PO4)(OH,F)2xTrig.
22.4.9GartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
22.4.11BonshtedtiteNa3Fe2+(CO3)(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/m

Fluorescence of VoggiteHide

Short wave UV - None
Long wave UV - None

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 VoggiteHide

Reference List:
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Roberts, A.C., Sabina, A.P., Ercit, T.S., Grice, J.D., Szymanski, J.T., Ramik, R.A. (1990) Voggite, a new hydrated sodium-zirconium hydroxide-phosphate-carbonate from the Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 28: 155-159.
Szymański, J.T., Roberts, A.C. (1990) The crystal structure of voggite, a new hydrated sodium-zirconium hydroxide-phosphate-carbonate mineral. Mineralogical Magazine: 54: 495-500.
Jambor, J.L., Burke, E.A.J. (1990) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 75: 1431-1437.
Tarasoff, P., Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record: 37: 5-60.

Internet Links for VoggiteHide

Localities for VoggiteHide

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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 (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montréal
ROBERTS, A.C., SABINA, A.P., ERCIT, T.S., GRICE, J.D., SZYMASKI, J.T., and RAMIK, R.A., (1990) Voggite, a new hydrated Na-Zr hydroxide-phosphate-carbonate from the Francon quarry, Montreal, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 28, 155-159. TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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