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General Natanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++Sn++++(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 276.60 gm
   Iron      20.19 %  Fe   25.97 % FeO
   Tin       42.92 %  Sn   54.49 % SnO2
   Hydrogen   2.19 %  H    19.54 % H2O
   Oxygen    34.71 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+Sn(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Nb and Ta-bearing pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Trudov and Mushiston deposits, Tadzhikistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Natan Il'ich Ginzburg (1917-1985), Russian mineralogist and geochemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Natanite Say NATANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 25821
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  Natanite

Comments: Reddish brown crystal of natanite on matrix.
Location: Potosi mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Natanite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.69, Z = 4; V = 454.76 Den(Calc)= 4.04
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P n3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.71(1), 3.729(0.9), 2.709(0.7),
 

Physical Properties of Natanite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Greenish brown.
Help on Density: Density: 4.035
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
 

Optical Properties of Natanite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.031 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.033 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1869,KPDmeas= 0.1871,KC= 0.1932
Ncalc = 1.78
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.755.
 

Calculated Properties of Natanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.79 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Natanite =4.04 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENatanite = 132.05 barns/electron
U=PENatanite x rElectron Density= 500.84 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Natanite is Not Radioactive
 

Natanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 06.03.06.03 (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.03)with (OH)3 or (OH)6 groups
  (06.03.06)Wickmanite group (Cubic or Trigonal, 2+ cations containing Sn)
 
06.03.06.01 Wickmanite MnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
06.03.06.02 Schoenfliesite MgSn(OH)6 P n3 2/m 3
 
06.03.06.03 Natanite FeSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
06.03.06.04 Vismirnovite ZnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
06.03.06.05 Burtite CaSn(OH)6 R 3 3
 
06.03.06.06 Mushistonite (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.FC.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)
  04.FC -Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
 
04.FC.10 Burtite CaSn(OH)6 R 3 3
 
04.FC.10 Mushistonite (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.FC.10 Natanite FeSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.FC.10 Vismirnovite ZnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.FC.10 Schoenfliesite MgSn(OH)6 P n3 2/m 3
 
04.FC.10 Wickmanite MnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Natanite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Natanite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Natanite

Fe++Sn++++(OH)6
Dana No: 06.03.06.03 Strunz No: 04.FC.10
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