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|Hardness:||4 - 5|
|Name:||Named in 1974 in Honor of Fiorenzo Mazzi (1924-), Professer of Mineralogy at the University of Pavia, Italy for his contributions to the undrstanding of zeolite structure.|
Classification of Mazzite-Mg
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/J.26-80|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.GC.20|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
C : Chains of doubly-connected 4-membered rings
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||16.10.28|
16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
10 : Aluminosilicates of Ca and alkalis
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Type Occurrence of Mazzite-Mg
|Type Locality:||Mont Semiol (Mont Semiouse; Mont Simiouse), Châtelneuf, Saint-Georges-en-Couzan, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France|
|Year of Discovery:||1974|
Physical Properties of Mazzite-Mg
|Hardness (Mohs):||4 - 5|
Crystallography of Mazzite-Mg
|Cell Parameters:||a = 18.39Å, c = 7.64Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 0.415|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 2,237.63 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Mazzite-Mg
|RI values:||nω = 1.506 nε = 1.499|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.007|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Mazzite-Mg
|Essential elements:||Al, Ca, H, K, Mg, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Ca, H, K, Mg, O, Si|
Relationship of Mazzite-Mg to other Species
|Member of:||Zeolite Group|
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|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Mazzite-Mg
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Mazzite-Mg
Mineralogical Magazine (1998): 62: 533-571.
Internet Links for Mazzite-Mg
Localities for Mazzite-Mg
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Locality Updated: Line pit (Lowe's Mine), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 9th Dec 2013 21:28:40