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About NorthstariteHide

Crystal System:
New structure type. First combination of tellurate and thiosulfate groups among minerals. Chemically somewhat resembles adanite, schieffelinite, and to some extent also eztlite.

Classification of NorthstariteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of NorthstariteHide


Crystallography of NorthstariteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.253(1) Å, c = 11.6747(8) Å
a:c = 1 : 1.139
Unit Cell V:
1,062.87 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of NorthstariteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA, catalogue number 67291.

Synonyms of NorthstariteHide

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 NorthstariteHide

Reference List:
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Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M. and Rossman, G.R. (2019) Northstarite, IMA 2019-031. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31,

Internet Links for NorthstariteHide

Localities for NorthstariteHide

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.
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • Tintic Mining District
        • Mammoth
Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M. and Rossman, G.R. (2019) Northstarite, IMA 2019-031. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31,
Collected by Chuck Adan. Analyzed by Tony Kampf. Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M. and Rossman, G.R. (2019) Northstarite, IMA 2019-031. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, Internet Links for Northstarite
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