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A group name for a large number of framework alumosilicates (and, rarely, beryllosilicates, zincosilicates, beryllophosphates) which are built of corner-linked tetrahedra and contain exchangeable cations; several of these minerals have important technical applications.
Several subgroups are distinguished (e.g. Natrolite Subgroup).
The current IMA-approved nomenclature is reported in Coombs et al. (1997).
Note: Tvedalite may also belong to the Zeolite Group (presently uncertain since the crystal structure of the mineral has not been determined yet).
Other minerals often found associated with zeolites include:
Apophyllite, Calcite, Cavansite, Prehnite, Epidote, Quartz, Pyrite, Clay minerals etc.
Classification of Zeolite Group
|IMA status:||Approved 1997|
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Relationship of Zeolite Group to other Species
Other Names for Zeolite Group
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References for Zeolite Group
Taylor, W.H., Meek, C.A., and Jackson, W.W. (1933) The structures of the fibrous zeolites. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 84: 373.
Gottardi, G. & E. Galli (1985) Natural Zeolites, 409 p., Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Tschernich, R. (1992) Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA, 563 pp. [freely downloadable: http://www.mindat.org/books/Zeolites-of-the-World-Updated.pdf]
Coombs, D.S., A. Alberti, T. Armbruster, G. Artioli, C. Colella, E. Galli, J.D. Grice, F. Liebau, J.A. Mandarino, H. Minato, E.H. Nickel, E. Passaglia, D.R. Peacor, S. Quartieri, R. Rinaldi, M. Ross, R.A. Sheppard, E. Tillmans & G. Vezzalini (1997) Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: Report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names. Canadian Mineralogist 35, 1571-1606. [http://www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/doc/abstracts/ima98/ima98(13 [Link Broken? Dec 2014]).pdf ]
Mineralogical Magazine (1998): 62: 533.
Armbruster, T. & M.E. Gunter (2001) Crystal structures of natural zeolites. in D.L. Bish and D.W. Ming, Eds., Natural zeolites: Occurrence, properties, application Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry: 45: 1-57. Mineralogical Soceity of America and Geochemical Society, Washington, USA.
Baerlocher, Ch., Meier, W.M., & Olson, D.H. (2001) Atlas of zeolite framework types, 5th. edition, 302 p. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Hay, R.L., and R.A. Sheppard (2001) Occurrence of zeolites in sedimentary rocks: An overview. In D.L. Bish and D.W. Ming, Editors, Natural zeolites: properties, applications and uses, 45: 217-232. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, Virginia.
Lee, Y., T. Vogt, J.A. Hriljac, J.B. Parise, J.C. Hanson & S.J. Kimk (2002) Non-framework cation migration and irreversible pressure-induced hydration in a zeolite: Nature: 420: 485-489.
Vieillard, P. (2010) A predictive model for the entropies and heat capacities of zeolites. European Journal of Mineralogy 22, 823-836.
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Mindat.org articles about Zeolite Group
Internet Links for Zeolite Group
|Specimens:||The following Zeolite Group specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Zeolite Group
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