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General Niveolanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaBe(CO3)(OH)•2H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 143.07 gm
   Sodium     15.10 %  Na   20.36 % Na2O
   Calcium     2.80 %  Ca    3.92 % CaO
   Beryllium   6.17 %  Be   17.13 % BeO
   Hydrogen    3.11 %  H    27.83 % H2O
   Carbon      8.40 %  C    30.76 % CO2
   Oxygen     64.41 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na0.94Ca0.1Be0.98(CO3)(OH)1.1•1.66(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product that forms partial to almost complete pseudomorphs after lamellar crystals of eudidymite. New structure type.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from Latin niveus, snow-white, and lana, wool, alluding to the visual similarity of its aggregates to snow-white, fluffy flocks of wool.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-032

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Comments: Typical wool-like aggregate of fibrous niveolanite on albite (dark particles are fragments of bituminous films). (CanMinv,v46:1343).
Location: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Québec, Canada. Scale: See Image.
© I.V. Pekov & A.V. Kasatkin

Niveolanite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.41292
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.087, c = 5.404, Z = 8; V = 925.54 Den(Calc)= 2.05
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (4mm) Space Group: P 4/mcc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 13.01(1), 3.256(0.95), 9.2(0.62),2.489(0.6), 2.693(0.44), 2.605(0.37), 3.611(0.34), 2.076(0.32),

Physical Properties of Niveolanite

Help on Color: Color: Snow white, Pearl white.
Help on Habit: Habit: Deliquescent - Crystals absorb water from the air and melt or otherwise deteriorate.
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Luster: Luster: Silky
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Niveolanite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= 0.043 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2368,KC= 0.2476
Ncalc = 1.51
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.469, e=1.502, bire=0.0330.

Calculated Properties of Niveolanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.09 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Niveolanite =2.05 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.06
Boson Index = 0.94
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENiveolanite = 0.83 barns/electron
U=PENiveolanite x rElectron Density= 1.73 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Niveolanite is Not Radioactive

Niveolanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16b.03.04.01 (16b)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.03)where Am Bn (XO3)p Zq � x(H2O), (m+n):p = 2:1
  (16b.03.04)Dana Group
16b.03.04.01 Niveolanite! NaBe(CO3)(OH)•2H2O P 4/mcc 4mm
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.DC.35 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.D - Carbonates with Additional Anions, with H2O
  05.DC -With large cations
05.DC.35 Niveolanite! NaBe(CO3)(OH)•2H2O P 4/mcc 4mm

Other Niveolanite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMinv,v46:1343) PHYS. PROP.(CanMinv,v46:1343) OPTIC PROP.(CanMinv,v46:1343)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Niveolanite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: 16b.03.04.01 Strunz No: 05.DC.35





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