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Sturtite

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About SturtiteHide

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

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


Classification of SturtiteHide

Discredited
8/0.0-

8 : Silicates
0 :
0 :

Physical Properties of SturtiteHide

Vitreous

Other Language Names for SturtiteHide

German:Sturtit
Spanish:Sturtita

Common AssociatesHide

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

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

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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)
8/0.0-25Rinkite-(Ce)(Ca3Ce)Na(NaCa)Ti(Si2O7)2(OF)F2Mon.

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.
Australia
 
  • 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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