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Wattevilleite

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About WattevilleiteHide

Oscar-Amédée de Watteville
Formula:
Na2Ca(SO4)2 · 4H2O (?)
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Silky
Specific Gravity:
1.81
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of Baron Oscar-Amédée de Watteville du Grabe (1 June 1824, Lille, France - 4 May 1901) of Paris France. He was Director of the Science and Letters Division at the Ministry of Education and Member of the Commission for Scientific Missions.
This page provides mineralogical data about Wattevilleite.


Classification of WattevilleiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959), Questionable
First Published:
1879
7.CC.85

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
C : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without additional anions, with H2O
C : With medium-sized and large cations
29.3.4.1

29 : HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
3 : A2B(XO4)2·xH2O

Physical Properties of WattevilleiteHide

Silky
Colour:
White
Density:
1.81 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of WattevilleiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.435 nβ = 1.455 nγ = 1.459
2V:
Measured: 48° , Calculated: 46°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.024
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
dispersion not observed

Chemical Properties of WattevilleiteHide

Formula:
Na2Ca(SO4)2 · 4H2O (?)

Crystallography of WattevilleiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Morphology:
Minute acicular, in part twinned.

Type Occurrence of WattevilleiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Tiny acicular white crystals
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Pyritic lignite deposit.

Synonyms of WattevilleiteHide

Other Language Names for WattevilleiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.CC.CobaltoblöditeNa2Co(SO4)2•4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CC.AndychristyitePbCu2+Te6+O5(H2O)Tric. 1 : P1
7.CC.05KrausiteKFe(SO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.CC.10TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m
7.CC.15KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CC.15MendoziteNaAl(SO4)2 · 11H2OMon. 2/m
7.CC.20Lonecreekite(NH4)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 12H2OIso.
7.CC.20Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2OIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
7.CC.20Alum-(Na)NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
7.CC.20Tschermigite(NH4)Al(SO4)2 · 12H2OIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
7.CC.20LanmuchangiteTl+Al(SO4)2 · 12H2OIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
7.CC.25VoltaiteK2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
7.CC.25ZincovoltaiteK2Zn5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
7.CC.25PertlikiteK2(Fe2+,Mg)2Mg4Fe3+2Al(SO4)12 · 18H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
7.CC.25Ammoniomagnesiovoltaite(NH4)2Mg2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
7.CC.30KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CC.35FerrinatriteNa3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.CC.40GoldichiteKFe(SO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CC.45LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2OTrig.
7.CC.50BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
7.CC.50NickelblöditeNa2(Ni,Mg)(SO4)2 · 4H2O
7.CC.50ChangoiteNa2Zn(SO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CC.55LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
7.CC.55MereiteriteK2Fe(SO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
7.CC.60Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CC.60CyanochroiteK2Cu(SO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m
7.CC.60Mohrite(NH4)2Fe(SO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CC.60Nickelboussingaultite(NH4)2Ni(SO4)2 · 6H2O
7.CC.60PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m
7.CC.65PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2OTric. 1
7.CC.70LeightoniteK2Ca2Cu(SO4)4 · 2H2OTric.
7.CC.75AmarilliteNaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CC.80KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/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 WattevilleiteHide

Reference List:
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Singer, S. (1879) Beitraege zur Kenntniss der am Bauersberge bei Bischofscheim vor der Rhön vorkommenden Sulfate, p. 18.
Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume II: 452.
Periodico di Mineralogia: 54: 34.

Internet Links for WattevilleiteHide

Localities for WattevilleiteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Georgiana Co.
      • Peelwood
Leverett, P., & Williams, P. A. (2007). Unusual post-mining sulfates from the Peelwood and Lloyd mines, New South Wales, and a comment on wattevilleite. Australian Journal of Mineralogy.
Canada
 
  • Saskatchewan
Shang, Y. (2000). Mineralogy, lithostratigraphy and geochemistry of North Ingebright Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. PhD thesis University of Manitoba.
Germany (TL)
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Rhön
        • Bischofsheim
          • Bauersberg
Singer, S. (1879): Beitraege zur Kenntniss der am Bauersberge bei Bischofscheim vor der Rhön vorkommenden Sulfate, p. 18.
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
No reference listed
Poland
 
  • Upper Silesia (Śląskie)
    • Upper Silesian Coal Basin
      • Rybnik Coal Area
Ł. Kruszewski PXRD data Kruszewski, Ł., Fabiańska, M.J., Ciesielczuk, J., Segit, T., Orłowski, R., Motyliński, R., Kusy, D., Moszumańska, I., 2018. First multi-tool exploration of a gas-condensate-pyrolysate system from the environment of burning coal mine heaps: An in situ FTIR and laboratory GC and PXRD study based on Upper Silesian materials. Science of the Total Environment, 640-641 (1 November 2018), 1044-1071; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.319
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Khakassia Republic (Khakassy Republic; Khakassiya Republic)
      • Ust-Abakan
Arkhipov, A. L., Ivanova, M. O., & Tishin, P. A. (2015). Zonality and Mineral Association of Modern Evaporates in the South-Minusinsk Basin by the Example of Taloe Lake and Ak-Kol Lake (Khakassia Republic). International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference: SGEM: Surveying Geology & mining Ecology Management, 1, 537.
Arkhipov, A. L., Ivanova, M. O., & Tishin, P. A. (2015). Zonality and Mineral Association of Modern Evaporates in the South-Minusinsk Basin by the Example of Taloe Lake and Ak-Kol Lake (Khakassia Republic). International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference: SGEM: Surveying Geology & mining Ecology Management, 1, 537.
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
Okrugin, V. M. (2004). Miocene to Quaternary center volcanic, hydrothermal and ore-forming activity in the Southern Kamchatka. In Metallogeny of the Pacific Northwest (Russian Far East)-Tectonics, Magmatism and Metallogeny of Active Continental Margin, Interim IAGOD Conference, Excursion Guidebook, Dalnauka, Vladivostok, 2004 (pp. 147-176).
USA
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Barstow District
        • Mud Hills (Strontium Hills)
Helmut Braith specimen (analyzed by Franz Neuhold, Vienna)
  • Colorado
    • Weld Co.
Zielinski, R. A., Otton, J. K., & Johnson, C. A. (2001). Sources of salinity near a coal mine spoil pile, north-central Colorado. Journal of environmental quality, 30(4), 1237-1248.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Centre Co.
      • State College
        • Skytop
Gold, D. P. (2006, October). Skytop: a Case History of Highway Construction Through a Sulfide Vein Deposit in Centre Country, Pennsylvania. In 2006 Philadelphia Annual Meeting.
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