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Nadorite

Nadorite

Named for the original and type occurrence at Djebel Nador in the Constantine Province of Algeria. A rare mineral, Nadorite can be found in additional localities that include Morocco, England, Sweden, Germany, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and Namibia. It occurs “as an alteration product of other antimony-bearing minerals in hydrothermal mineral deposits.”

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/nadorite.pdf

Formula
PbSb3+O2Cl 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
brown, brownish yellow, grayish brown, yellow 
Streak
yellow white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5-4 
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Nadorite from Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Nadorite
            from Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Honey yellow crystals to 1mm.

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Nadorite from Djebel Nador, Constantine prov., Algeria

Nadorite
            from Djebel Nador, Constantine prov., Algeria
Special Info
Type Locality

Dark brown thick platy crystals to 8mm with a resinous luster in a 2cm vein. Rare.

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