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Aradite

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About AraditeHide

Arad, Israel
Formula:
BaCa6[(SiO4)(VO4)](VO4)2F
Colour:
Colorless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named after the city of Arad, Isreal, near the type locality.
Type Locality:
A mineral of a novel modular structure type related closely to the structure of nabimusaite. The V analogue of zadovite.


Classification of AraditeHide

Approved
Notes:
Renamed by the IMA
First Published:
2015
Approval History:
Renamed by IMA: 2014

Physical Properties of AraditeHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colorless
Streak:
White
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven

Optical Data of AraditeHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.784() nε = 1.780(3)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.004
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of AraditeHide

Formula:
BaCa6[(SiO4)(VO4)](VO4)2F

Crystallography of AraditeHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.1300(1) Å, c = 26.2033(9) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 3.675
Unit Cell V:
1153.63 ų
Z:
3

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.734(32)
6.010(33)
3.565(100)
3.301(48)
3.201(40)
3.066(32)
2.762(85)
1.783(32)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of AraditeHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Museum of Natural History in Bern, Bern, Switzerland, catalogue number NMBE-42188
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In paralavas enclosed in pyrometamorphic rocks.
Reference:
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Galuskina, I.O., Pakhomova, A., Armbruster, T., Vapnik, Y., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P., Murashko, M. (2015) New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part II. Zadovite, BaCa6[(SiO4)(PO4)](PO4)2F and aradite, BaCa6[(SiO4)(VO4)](VO4)2F, from paralavas of the Hatrurim Basin, Negev Desert, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 1073-1087.

Synonyms of AraditeHide

Relationship of Aradite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AriegilatiteBaCa12(SiO4)4(PO4)2F2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
DargaiteBaCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O3Trig. 3m : R3m
NabimusaiteKCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2FTrig. 3m (3 2/m)
StracheriteBaCa6(SiO4)2[(PO4)(CO3)]2FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
ZadoviteBaCa6[(SiO4)(PO4)](PO4)2FTrig. 3m : R3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Melilite Group1 photo of Aradite associated with Melilite Group on mindat.org.
Rankinite1 photo of Aradite associated with Rankinite on mindat.org.
Wollastonite Group1 photo of Aradite associated with Wollastonite Group on mindat.org.

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 AraditeHide

Reference List:
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Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Pakhomova, A., Armbruster, T., Vapnik, Y., Dzierżanowski, P., Murashko, M. (2013) Aradite, IMA 2013-047. CNMNC Newsletter No. 17, October 2013, page 3001. Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 2997-3005.
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Galuskina, I.O., Pakhomova, A., Armbruster, T., Vapnik, Y., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P., Murashko, M. (2015) New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part II. Zadovite, BaCa6[(SiO4)(PO4)](PO4)2F and aradite, BaCa6[(SiO4)(VO4)](VO4)2F, from paralavas of the Hatrurim Basin, Negev Desert, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 1073-1087.
Williams, P.A., Hatert, F., Pasero, M., Mills, S.J. (2015) IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 23. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2014 and 2015. Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 51-58.
Belakovskiy, D.I., Cámara, F., Gagne, O.C., Uvarova, Y. (2016) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 101: 1709-1716.

Internet Links for AraditeHide

Localities for AraditeHide

ⓘ - 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.
Israel (TL)
 
  • Negev
Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Galuskina, I.O., Pakhomova, A., Armbruster, T., Vapnik, Y., Włodyka, R., Dzierżanowski, P., Murashko, M. (2015): New minerals with a modular structure derived from hatrurite from the pyrometamorphic Hatrurim Complex. Part II. Zadovite, BaCa6[(SiO4)(PO4)](PO4)2F and aradite, BaCa6[(SiO4)(VO4)](VO4)2F, from paralavas of the Hatrurim Basin, Negev Desert, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1073-1087.
    • Hatrurim Formation
Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Vapnik, Y., Prusik, K., Stasiak, M., Dzierżanowski, P., Murashko, M. (2017): Gurimite, Ba3(VO4)2, and hexacelsian, BaAl2Si2O8 – two new minerals from schorlomite-rich paralava of the Hatrurim Complex, Negev Desert, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1009-1019.
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