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Chabazite-Na

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Formula:
(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named in 1788 by Louis-Augustin Bosc d'Antic from the Greek chabazios, tune or melody, one of twenty stones named in the poem Peri lithos, which extolled the virtues of minerals. The poem is ascribed to Orpheus, legendary founder of the Orphic cult, which flourished in Greece in the early centuries. and its chemical composition.
The sodium dominant member of the Chabazite series of the Zeolite Group.

Formerly called herschelite.

Classification of Chabazite-Na

Approved
9.GD.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
D : Chains of 6-membered rings – tabular zeolites
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Type Occurrence of Chabazite-Na

Physical Properties of Chabazite-Na

Vitreous
Colour:
Colourless
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
4

Optical Data of Chabazite-Na

Type:
Biaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 1.478 - 1.485 nβ = 1.480 - 1.490 nγ = 1.480 - 1.490
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002 - 0.005
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of Chabazite-Na

Formula:
(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Chabazite-Na to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chabazite-Mg(Mg0.7K0.5Ca0.5Na0.1)[Al3Si9O24]·10H2O
Chabazite-SrSr2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Lévyne-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
9.GD.05Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
9.GD.05Gmelinite-KK4(Si8Al4O24) · 11H2O
9.GD.05Gmelinite-NaNa4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
9.GD.10WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-SrSr2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-Mg(Mg0.7K0.5Ca0.5Na0.1)[Al3Si9O24]·10H2O
9.GD.15Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
9.GD.15Lévyne-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
9.GD.20Bellbergite(K,Ba,Sr)2Sr2Ca2(Ca,Na)4[Al3Si3O12]6 · 30H2O
9.GD.20Erionite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
9.GD.20Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
9.GD.20Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
9.GD.25OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
9.GD.25Wenkite(Ba,K)4(Ca,Na)6[(SO4)3|(Si,Al)20O39(OH)2] · 0.5H2O
9.GD.30Faujasite-Ca(Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2O
9.GD.30Faujasite-Mg(Mg,Na2,Ca)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2O
9.GD.30Faujasite-Na(Na2,Ca,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2O
9.GD.35MaricopaitePb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100 · 32H2O
9.GD.35Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
9.GD.40Dachiardite-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2O
9.GD.40Dachiardite-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2O
9.GD.45EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
9.GD.50Ferrierite-K(K2,Na2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
9.GD.50Ferrierite-Mg(Mg,Na2,K2,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
9.GD.50Ferrierite-Na(Na2,K2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
9.GD.55BikitaiteLiAlSi2O6 · H2O

Other Names for Chabazite-Na

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Chabazite-Na

Reference List:
Canadian Mineralogist (1997): 35, 1571-1606.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1983): 461-480.

American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 1278-1301.

Neuhoff, P.S., J.F. Stebbins, & D.K. Bird (2003), Si-Al disorder and solid solutions in analcime, chabazite, and wairakite: American Mineralogist: 88: 410-423.

Internet Links for Chabazite-Na

Specimens:
The following Chabazite-Na specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Chabazite-Na

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Buckland Co.
      • Ardglen
specimen collected by Brian England
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
        • Strathalbyn
South Australian Museum collection
    • Olary Province
      • Yunta
Brugger, J., Ogierman, J., Pring, A., Waldron, H., Kolitsch, U. (2006): Origin of the secondary REE-minerals at the Paratoo copper deposit near Yunta, South Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 70, 609-627.
  • Tasmania
    • Devonport district
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
    • Hampshire district
Ref: FL Sutherland & RS Bottrill (2004) Zeolites of western Tasmania. Australian Jornal of Mineralogy 10:2 pp 59-72
    • Marrawah district
http://www.crocoite.com/locationbulletins/part1/zeolites.pdf
      • Redpa
http://www.crocoite.com/locationbulletins/part1/zeolites.pdf
    • Upper Mersey Valley
http://www.crocoite.com/locationbulletins/part1/zeolites.pdf
  • Victoria
    • Clunes
Henry, D. A (1988): Minerals from the Clunes Gold Field. Austral. Mineral. 3 (3), 43-52. W.D.Birch 1989. Zeolites of Victoria, The Mineralogical Society of Victoria special publication No. 2, 1989 pg. 83,94
D.A.Henry. 1988. Minerals from the Clunes Goldfield. Australian Mineralogist, Vol.3 April-June, 1988 pp 43-52 W.D.Birch 1989. Zeolites of Victoria, The Mineralogical Society of Victoria special publication No. 2, 1989 pg. 83,94
    • Flinders area
Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria, p 93
Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria, p 93
Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria, p 93
    • Greater Melbourne Region
      • City of Whittlesea
        • Bundoora
W.D.Birch 1989. Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria, special publication no.2, pp. 11-30 & 92
      • City of Yarra
        • Abbotsford
B. Birch chemical analysis; - Birch, W. D., ed. (1989): Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria Inc., Special Publication No. 2, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-30,92,93,97 & 99
        • Collingwood
          • Clifton Hill
B. Birch chemical analysis; - Birch, W. D., ed. (1989): Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria Inc., Special Publication No. 2, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-30,92,93,97 & 99
        • Fairfield
Birch, W. D., ed. (1989): Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria Inc., Special Publication No. 2, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-30,92,93,97 & 99
No reference listed
    • Melbourne
      • Richmond
        • Richmond Quarries
GHF Ulrich (1870) Contributions to the Mineralogy of Victoria
No reference listed
    • Narre Warren North
Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria, p94.
Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria p 93
    • Portland
      • Cape Sir William Grant
W.D.Birch, N.Smith & J.Hately 1982. Andesine, Augite and Ilmenite in vesicles in an alkali olivine basalt from Portland, Victoria. The Australian Mineralogist No.37 March 1982 pp. 195-198 ; W.D.Birch 1989. Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria, special publication No.2 1989 pp. 86-89
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Bad Radkersburg
      • Klöch
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Canada
 
  • Nova Scotia
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Parrsboro
Pe-Piper G and Miller L (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
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2000) I minerali di Mont-Saint-Hilaire (Québec, Canada) Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, XXIV, 140-202 (in Italian with English summary).
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
          • Saint-Amable sill
Horváth Collection - confirmed by XRD & microprobe; Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
China
 
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Baise Prefecture
      • Pingguo Co.
Zhongcao Liang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(8), 24-28; Xinyu Cao and Tongjiang Tang (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(2), 18-23
Cyprus
 
  • Larnaca District (Larnaka District; İskele District)
    • Troulloi (Troulli)
Prüfer, P. (2012): Mineralien der Insel Zypern (3). Aufschluss 63, 261-269.
Denmark
 
  • Faroe Islands
Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. (p.102)
France
 
  • Rhône-Alpes
    • Loire
      • Montbrison
        • Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville
Personnaly collected by M. Diot.
      • Saint-Georges-en-Couzan
        • Châtelneuf
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • 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
        • Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord)
          • Head of Kangerluarsuk
Karup-Moeller, S. (1976): Gmelinite and Herschelite from the Ilimaussaq Intrusion in South Greenland, Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 40, 867-873
Hungary
 
  • Veszprém Co.
    • Balaton Uplands
      • Tapolcai Basin
        • Zalahaláp
Kónya-MÁFI,2008; Kónya, P. and Szakáll, S. (2011): Occurrence, composition and paragenesis of the zeolites and associated minerals in the alkaline basalt of a maar-type volcano at Haláp Hill, Balaton Highland, Hungary. Mineralogical Magazine 75, 2869-2885.
Italy
 
  • Aosta Valley
    • Courmayeur
      • Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif)
        • Veny Valley
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
  • Campania
    • Phlegrean Volcanic Complex
      • Naples Province
        • Phlegrean Fields
          • Bacoli
Russo M. (2008): Zeolites from Campi Flegrei. Bollettino AIZ Series/Report, Vol. 31 (2008), 13-23. Publisher: Associazione Italiana Zeoliti onlus
Russo, M. (2008): Zeolites from Campi Flegrei, Bollettino AIZ Series/Report, Vol. 31 (2008), Publisher: Associazione Italiana Zeoliti onlus
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Tiglieto
Marchesini, M. & Poggi, E. (2014). I minerali di Badia di Tiglieto (Genova). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 74-95.
  • Lombardy
    • Brescia Province
      • Camonica Valley
        • Adamello-Brenta Natural Park
          • Adamello Massif
            • Mt. Foppa
E. Passaglia and A. Tagliavini : "Chabazite-offretite epitaxial overgrowths in cornubianite from Passo Forcel Rosso, Adamello, Italy", European Journal of Mineralogy, 1994, Vol. 6, N° 3, pp. 397-405.
  • Piedmont
    • Biella Province
      • Cervo Valley
Piccoli, G. C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., & Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo F. Eusebio - Alba, 607 pag.
    • Torino Province
      • Canavese District
        • Chiusella Valley
          • Traversella
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
      • Susa Valley
        • San Giorio
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Omegna
- Albertini,C. (2000) : Ritrovamenti nel Rio Inferno, Brughiere di Omegna. Prima segnalazione nel granito di Baveno : uranofane-beta - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, XXIV, 2, 88-92. - Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
      • Ossola Valley
        • Beura-Cardezza
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
        • Vigezzo Valley
          • Druogno
            • Orcesco
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
  • Sicily
    • Catania Province
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
        • Aci Castello
Bauer, M. (1874): Chabazit, Herschelit und Seebachit. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde, 1874, 522-524. Strunz, H. (1959): Die Zeolithe Gmelinit, Chabasit, Levyn (Phakolith, Herschelit, Seebachit, Offretit). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte, 1956, 250-259. Mason, B. (1962): Herschelite-a valid species? American Mineralogist, 47, 985-987.; Mineralogical Magazine 1956 31 : 265-271
Levy, A. (1825) description of two new minerals, Annals of Philosophy, v. 10, p. 361-363.
      • Northern Iblean plateau
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
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.
    • Messina Province
      • Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands)
        • Lipari
M.E. Ciriotti 2008 [never found! probably erroneously reported(?)]
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Montecchio Maggiore
        • San Pietro
- Boscardin M.,Daleffe A.,Rocchetti I., Zordan A. (2011) " Minerali del Vicentino - Aggiornamenti, località e nuove determinazioni " Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali “G. Zannato” – Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), pp.183
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Niigata Prefecture
        • Sado Island
Chiba et al (1995) Bulletin of the National Science Museum (Tokyo), 21, 61-69.
  • Kyushu Region
    • Saga Prefecture
      • Karatsu City (Higashi-Matsuura-gun)
        • Chinzei-machi
Am Min 74: pp 1337-1342
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
    • Northland
      • Kaipara
Courtney, S. F. & Rodgers, K. A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1988, 433-437.
Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Tysfjord
XRD,EDS ref. Knut Eldjarn; Husdal, T. (2008): The minerals of the pegmatites within the Tysfjord granite, northern Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum, skrift 38, 5-28.
Réunion Island
 
J. Ph. Rançon (1985) Hydrothermal history of Piton des Neiges volcano (Reunion Island, Indian Ocean). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 26, Issues 3–4, December 1985, Pages 297–305, 307, 309–315; Bull. Minéral. , 109, 1986, pp. 337-347.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Pekov, I.V. & Podlesnyi, A.S. (2004): Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrotermalites. Mineralogical Almanac, vol. 7, 140 pages + xxiv photo's pages
        • Lovozero Massif
          • Suoluai River Valley
            • Kuamdespakhk Mt
Semenov E.I. (1972) Mineralogy of Lovozero alkaline massif, - Moscow, Nauka, p. 308 (in Rus.)
South Africa
 
  • KwaZulu-Natal Province
    • eThekwini District
      • Durban
        • Umhlatuzana valley
Tschernich, R.W. (1992). Zeolites of the World. Geoscience Press Inc.: Phoenix; Cairncross, B. & Dixon, R. (1995). Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa: Linden; Heron, H.D.C. New analyses performed in 2004.
Spain
 
  • Canary Islands
    • Las Palmas Province
      • Lanzarote
        • Yaiza
          • Playa Blanca
Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Bowie area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 108, 160, 178, 216, 249; Sand, L.B. & A.J. Regis (1966), An unusual zeolite assemblage, Bowie, AZ (abstract), Geol. Soc. Amer. Spec. Paper 87; Regis, A.J. & L.B. Sand (1967), Lateral gradation of chabazite to herschelite in the San Simon basin (abstract), in S.W. Baily (editor), Clays and clay minerals. Proc. 15th. National Conference Clays and Clay Minerals: 193.
    • Coconino Co.
      • San Franciscan volcanic field (San Francisco Peaks; San Francisco Mts)
Riggs, N.R. and Duffield, W.A. (2008): Record of complex scoria cone eruptive activity at Red Mountain, Arizona, USA, and implications for monogenetic mafic volcanoes. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Vol, 178, pp. 763-776.
    • Maricopa Co.
1Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 249; Shannon, D.M. (1983b), Zeolites and associated minerals from Horseshoe Dam, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 115-117; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 63
    • Yavapai Co.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 249.
  • California
    • Kern Co.
      • Kramer District (Kramer Borate District)
Rock Currier collection
          • Kramer Borate deposit
Wise, W. S., & Kleck, W. D. (1988). Sodic clay-zeolite assemblage in basalt at Boron, California. Clays and Clay Minerals, 36(2), 131-136.
Am Min 90:1186-1191; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 64; Clays and Clay Minerals, Vol. 36, No. 2, 131-136, 1988.
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Spring Mts
        • Goodsprings District
Robert Housley pers.comm., Oct 2015
Yemen
 
  • Hadramawt Governorate
Zolensky, M. & A.Ivanov, Chemie der Erde 63,185-246(2003)
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