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About SturtiteHide

Intermediate member of the hisingerite-neotocite series (Eggleton et al., 1983).

Originally described from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

Classification of SturtiteHide


8 : Silicates
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Physical Properties of SturtiteHide


Other Language Names for SturtiteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite1 photo of Sturtite associated with Pyrite on
Bustamite1 photo of Sturtite associated with Bustamite on
Quartz1 photo of Sturtite associated with Quartz on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping (8th Edition)Hide

8/0.0-Caryochroite(Na,Sr)3(Fe3+,Mg)10[(O,OH)9|Ti2Si12O37] · (H2O,O,OH)17Mon.
8/0.0-Yakovenchukite-(Y)K3NaCaY2[Si12O30] · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pcca
8/0.0-20Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
8/0.0-20McgoverniteMn19Zn3(AsO4)3(AsO3)(SiO4)3(OH)21Trig. 3m (3 2/m)

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 SturtiteHide

Reference List:
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Hodge-Smith, T. (1930) Sturtite, a new mineral, Broken Hill, NSW. Records of the Australian Museum: 17: 410-412.
Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR (1978) 243: 1292.
American Mineralogist (1980) 65: 210.
xx Eggleton, R. A., Pennington, J. H., Freeman, R. S. and Threadgold, I. M. (1983): Structural aspects of the hisingerite-neotocite series. Clay Minerals, 18, 21-31.
American Mineralogist (1984) 69: 215.
Birch, W.D. (1999) Minerals of Broken Hill. Broken Hill City Council.
Burke, E.A.J. (2006) A mass discreditation of GQN minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 1557-1560.

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Localities for SturtiteHide

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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.
  • Australian Capital Territory
    • Brindabella Range
      • Cotter River
McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
American Mineralogist (1980) 65, pp. 210 Birch et al., 1982, Minerals of Broken Hill
Keith Compton collection
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