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Moraskoite

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Formula:
Na2Mg(PO4)F
Colour:
Colorless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 5
Specific Gravity:
2.925 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named by Ł. Karwowski, et al. in 2013 after Morasko, Poland, where the meteorite (called the Morasko meteorite) fell. It contained the type material.
Known synthetic phase.


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Classification of MoraskoiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2013
First Published:
2015

Physical Properties of MoraskoiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colorless
Streak:
White
Hardness:
4 - 5 on Mohs scale
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven, Conchoidal
Density:
2.925 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of MoraskoiteHide

Formula:
Na2Mg(PO4)F

Crystallography of MoraskoiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pbcn
Setting:
Pbcn
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.2117(10) Å, b = 13.711(3) Å, c = 11.665(2) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.38 : 1 : 0.851
Unit Cell V:
833.6 ų
Z:
8
Morphology:
Aggregates up to 1.5 mm in size, with individual grains 20–300 μm across.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.382(52)
2.955(90)
2.606(100)
2.571(96)
2.545(68)
1.955(83)
1.691(67)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of MoraskoiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Occurs in a graphite-troilite inclusion enclosed in a kamacite-taenite matrix
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Mineralogical Museum of the University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland, catalogue number MMUWr IV-7766
Geological Setting of Type Material:
The Morasko IAB-MG iron meteorite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of MoraskoiteHide

Fluorescence of MoraskoiteHide

Weak blue in ultraviolet radiation (254 and 360 nm)

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Raman bands [cm-1]: 1114, 1027, 962 (strongest); 589, 438, 336, 308, 279, 262, 244, 193, 184, 147, 131
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 MoraskoiteHide

Reference List:
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Karwowski, Ł., Kusz, J., Muszyński, A., Kryza, R., Sitarz, M., Galuskin, E.V. (2013) Moraskoite, IMA 2013-084. CNMNC Newsletter No. 18, December 2013, page 3254. Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 3249-3258.
Karwowski, Ł., Kusz, J., Muszyński, A., Kryza, R., Sitarz, M., Galuskin, E.V. (2015) Moraskoite, Na2Mg(PO4)F, a new mineral from the Morasko IAB-MG iron meteorite (Poland). Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 387-398.

Internet Links for MoraskoiteHide

Localities for MoraskoiteHide

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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.
Poland (TL)
 
  • Wielkopolskie
    • Poznań
Karwowski, Ł., Kusz, J., Muszyn´ski, A., Kryza, R., Sitarz, M. and Galuskin, E.V. (2013) Moraskoite, IMA 2013-084. CNMNC Newsletter No. 18, December 2013, page 3254; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3249-3258. ; Karwowski, Ł., Kusz, J., Muszyński, A., Kryza, R., Sitarz, M., Galuskin, E.V. (2015): Moraskoite, Na2Mg(PO4)F, a new mineral from the Morasko IAB-MG iron meteorite (Poland). Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 387-398.
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