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Nahcolite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
2.5
1.2 Luster
Vitreous Resinous
1.3 Cleavage
{101} perfect, {111} good, {100} distinct
1.4 Fracture
Conchoidal Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
2.22
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Brittle
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
NaHCO3
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
Na(HCO3)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Monoclinic
2.2.2 Space group
Monoclinic Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/n
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Elongated crystals, fibrous masses, friable porous aggregates
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Prismatic (2/m)
2.2.5 Twinning
Common on [101]
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
84.01
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:b:c =0.7717:1:0.3593
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
1.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
7.48
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
9.69
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
3.48
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
93.38 °
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
0.64 barns/electron
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
2.97(1), 2.6(0.9), 3.08(0.25
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
2.22
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Transparent to Translucent
4.6 Luminescence
Fluorescent
4.7 Birefringence
0.206
4.8 Pleochroism
colorless.
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Carbonate minerals
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
5.3 Dana Class
13.01.01.01
5.4 Strunz Class
05.AA.15
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Continental evaporite deposits.
6.2 Locality
Searles Lake, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named for the nmonic of the chemical formula (NaHCO).
6.4 Color
White, Black, Colorless, White, Not Available, Not Available, Black.
6.5 Name Synonym
Baking soda
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Nahcolite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Nahcolite? Here you can know all about it. Nahcolite mineral belongs to Carbonate minerals. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Nahcolite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Nahcolite has Mohs Hardness between 2.5.

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