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About TetranatroliteHide

For its tetragonal symmetry and relation to Natrolite.
Formerly in Zeolite Group, Natrolite Subgroup.

The compositions of and structural relationships between Gonnardite and tetranatrolite remain controversial (Artioli and Galli 1999; Evans et al. 2000; Ross et al 1992; Lee et al. 2006; Seryotkin & Bakakin, 2007).

Tetranatrolite was discredited in 1999 (but apparently without actually working on the type specimen or on any positively identified tetranatrolite itself).

Tetranatrolite was originally reported from Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry), Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada.

Classification of TetranatroliteHide


16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
2 : Aluminosilicates of Na

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.2.1AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
16.2.2AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2OTric. 1 : P1
16.2.3UssingiteNa2AlSi3O8OHTric. 1 : P1
16.2.5NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
16.2.7ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2OMon. m : Bb
16.2.9Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2OMon.

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 TetranatroliteHide

Reference List:
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Chen, T.T., Chao, G.Y. (1980), Tetranatrolite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 18: 77-84.
Chao, G.Y. (1980) Paranatrolite a new zeolite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 18: 85-88.
Artioli, G. and Galli, E. (1999) Gonnardite: Re-examination of holotype material and discreditation of tetranatrolite. American Mineralogist: 84: 1445-1450.
Evans, H.T., Konnert, J.A., and Ross, M. (2000) The crystal structure of tetranatrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, and its chemical and structural relationship to paranatrolite and gonnardite. American Mineralogist: 85: 1808-1815.
Lee, Y., Hriljac, J.A., and Vogt, T. (2005b) Variable-temperature structural studies of tetranatrolite from Mt. St. Hilaire: Synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction and Rietveld analysis. American Mineralogist: 90: 247-251.
Lee, Yongjae, Hriljac, Joseph A., Parise, John B., and Vogt, Thomas (2006) Pressure-induced hydration in zeolite tetranatrolite. American Mineralogist: 91: 247-251.
Seryotkin, Yu,V. & Bakakin, V.V. (2007): The reversibility of the paranatrolite-tetranatrolite transformation. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 593-598.

Internet Links for TetranatroliteHide

Localities for TetranatroliteHide

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.
  • Neuquén Province
    • Los Lagos Department
Vattuone, M. E., Latorre, C. O., & Leal, P. R. (2001). Procesos de formación de paragénesis ceolíticas en el metamorfismo de muy bajo grado de las volcanitas paleógenas al sur de Confluencia, Neuquén, República Argentina. Revista geológica de Chile, 28(2), 209-228.
  • Tasmania
    • Break O'Day municipality
      • Blue Tier district
R Bottrill, unpublished. Analyses
  • Styria
    • Südoststeiermark District
      • Feldbach
        • Mühldorf bei Feldbach
Postl, W., Taucher, J. & Moser, B. (1996): Neue Mineralfunde im oststeirischen Vulkangebiet. Mitt. Abt. Miner. Landesmuseum Joanneum, 60/61, 3-76.
  • Wallonia
    • Luxembourg
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
  • Cochabamba
    • Ayopaya Province
PXRD by John Attard (Attard's Minerals)
  • Nova Scotia
    • Cumberland Co.
Pe-Piper, Georgia and Miller, Lisa (2002) Zeolite minerals from the North Shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology: 38: 11–28.
    • Kings Co.
Pe-Piper, Georgia and Miller, Lisa (2002) Zeolite minerals from the North Shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology: 38: 11–28.
Pe-Piper, Georgia and Miller, Lisa (2002) Zeolite minerals from the North Shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology: 38: 11–28.
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
CHEN, T.T., CHAO, G.Y. (1980) Tetranatrolite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 77-84.; GRICE, J.D. (1989) Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec: Canada's Most Diverse Mineral Locality. In: Famous mineral localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 100-108; 166-175.; HORVÁTH, L., GAULT, R.A. (1990) The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire. Mineralogical Record, 21, 281-359.; TSCHERNICH, R. (1992) Zeolites of the World: 52, 220.; ARTIOLI, G., GALLI, E. (1999) Gonnardite: Re-examination of holotype material and discreditation of tetranatrolite. American Mineralogist, 84, 1445-1450.
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Franconia
      • Haßberge District
        • Maroldsweisach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Tirschenreuth District
        • Pechbrunn
Weiss, S. (1990) Mineralfundstellen Atlas, Deutschland West. Weise Verlag, München, 320 pages.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Ahrweiler District
      • Brohltal
        • Brenk
Hentschel, G., Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane, Weise Verlag München, 1983
  • Kujalleq
    • Igaliku
      • Narsaarsuk Plateau
Petersen Ole V., Secher K. (1985) Gronland: Mineralien, Geologie, Geschichte. Verlag Bode & Partner K.G., Bochum, 87 p.
    • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
        • Tunulliarfik Fjord
Andersen, E.K., Danø, M., and Peteresen, O.V. (1969): A tetragonal natrolite. Contribution to the mineralogy of Ilímaussaq, No 13. Meddelelser om Grønland, 181, (10), 1-19
  • Veszprém County
    • Tapolca district
      • Uzsa (Uzsabánya)
  • Tehran Province
Bazargani-Guilani, K., & Rabbani, M. S. (2004). Amygdaloidal and other cavity filling zeolites of Kuh-e-Aradeh, Central Iran. Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran, 15(2), 149-157.
    • Robat Karim County
Tabbakh Shabani, A., & Bazargani Guilani, K. (2019) The occurrence of zeolites filling in vesicles and fractures of volcanic suite in NW of Saveh, Central Iran. Iranian Journal of Crystallography and Mineralogy, 27(4), 885-896.
  • Sicily
    • Metropolitan City of Catania
      • Palagonia
Sicurella, G., Russo, S., Ciriotti, M.E., Blass, G. (2010) Mineralogia della formazione di Monte Caliella, Palagonia (Catania, Sicilia). Micro (località), 2-2010, 371-408.
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Złotoryja County
      • Gmina Złotoryja
        • Wilków
August C., Przylibski T. (1994) - Mineralizacja zeolitowa w bazaltoidach rejonu Złotoryi - Jawora (Sudety). Prace Specjalne Polskiego Towarzystwa Mineralogicznego. Zeszyt 5. P.91-93
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Lovozersky District
Pekov, I.V. (2000): Lovozero Massif. Moscow, Ocean Pictures Ltd, 480 pp.
        • Second Eastern Stream (Kromka Stream)
Pekov, I. V. (2000) Lovozero Massif - History, Pegmatites, Minerals. Ocean Pictures LTD: Moscow 2000.
  • Northern Ireland
    • Ulster
      • Co. Antrim
Nawaz, R. Unpublished data on UM specimen.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
          • Gobbins
Nawaz, R. and Malone, J.F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a New Zeolite Mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 46, n° 340, pp. 365-369.; Nawaz, R. Unpublished data on UM specimens.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
  • Arkansas
    • Pulaski Co.
      • Little Rock
  • New Mexico
    • Colfax Co.
      • Springer
        • Point of Rocks Mesa (Pecks Mesa)
Rocks & Min.:60:229.
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