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Nabimusaite

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Formula:
KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F
Colour:
Colorless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
3.119 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
For the Nabi Musa dome.
Isostructural with:
Known synthetic nesosilicate.

The K-F-analogue of dargaite.

The modular-layered structure, broken antiperovskite type, is derived from that of hatrurite. It characterizes in the presence of triple {[W3B12](TO4)4} layers of arctite-nabimusaite type.


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Classification of NabimusaiteHide

Approved

Physical Properties of NabimusaiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colorless
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Comment:
∼5
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Imperfect/Fair
along (001).
Parting:
Shows pronounced parting.
Density:
3.119 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of NabimusaiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.644() nε = 1.640(2)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.004
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of NabimusaiteHide

Formula:
KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F
IMA Formula:
KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F

Crystallography of NabimusaiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.1905 Å, b = 7.1905 Å, c = 41.251 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1 : 1 : 5.737
Unit Cell V:
1847.1 ų
Z:
3

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.595(52)
3.105(97)
2.829(71)
2.753(97)
2.750(89)
2.140(50)
1.986(46)
1.798(100)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of NabimusaiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Museum of Natural History in Bern, Bern, Switzerland, catalogue number NMBE 41598
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In larnite-ye'elimite nodules of pyrometamorphic rocks.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of NabimusaiteHide

Relationship of Nabimusaite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AraditeBaCa6[(SiO4)(VO4)](VO4)2FTrig. 3m : R3m
AriegilatiteBaCa12(SiO4)4(PO4)2F2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
DargaiteBaCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O3Trig. 3m : R3m
StracheriteBaCa6(SiO4)2[(PO4)(CO3)]2FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
ZadoviteBaCa6[(SiO4)(PO4)](PO4)2FTrig. 3m : R3m
Forms a series with:

Fluorescence of NabimusaiteHide

Does not show luminescence.

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 NabimusaiteHide

Reference List:
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Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M., Włodyka, R. and Dzierżanowski, P. (2013) Nabimusaite, IMA 2012-057. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 5; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P. (2015): New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part I. Nabimusaite, KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F, from larnite rocks of Jabel Harmun, Palestinian Autonomy, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1061-1072
Vapnik, Y., & Novikov, I. (2013). Reply to Comment of Y. Kolodny, A. Burg and A. Sneh on “Combustion metamorphism in the Nabi Musa dome: new implications for a mud volcano origin of the Mottled Zone, Dead Sea area”, by E. Sokol, I. Novikov, S. Zateeva, Ye. Vapnik, R. Shagam and O. Kozmenko, Basin Research (2010), 22, 414‐438. Basin Research, 25(1), 115-120.

Internet Links for NabimusaiteHide

Localities for NabimusaiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Ahrweiler
      • Mayen
        • Ettringen
          • Bellerberg volcano
http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Deutschland/Rheinland-Pfalz/Mayen-Koblenz-Kreis/Mayen/Ettringen/Bellerberg/Ettringer%20Bellerberg%20%28Stbr.%20Caspar%29
Israel
 
  • Negev
    • Hatrurim Formation
      • Hatrurim (Hatrurim Basin)
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P. (2015): New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part I. Nabimusaite, KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F, from larnite rocks of Jabel Harmun, Palestinian Autonomy, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1061-1072
Palestine (TL)
 
  • West Bank
    • Hatrurim Formation
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M., Włodyka, R. and Dzierz˙anowski, P. (2013) Nabimusaite, IMA 2012-057. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 5; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.; Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P. (2015): New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part I. Nabimusaite, KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F, from larnite rocks of Jabel Harmun, Palestinian Autonomy, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1061-1072
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P. (2015): New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part I. Nabimusaite, KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F, from larnite rocks of Jabel Harmun, Palestinian Autonomy, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1061-1072
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P. (2015): New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part I. Nabimusaite, KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F, from larnite rocks of Jabel Harmun, Palestinian Autonomy, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1061-1072
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Armbruster, T., Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P. (2015): New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part I. Nabimusaite, KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F, from larnite rocks of Jabel Harmun, Palestinian Autonomy, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1061-1072
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