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|Hardness:||3 - 3½|
|Name:||Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer. The K-dominant member of the ferrierite series.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Ferrierite-K.
Classification of Ferrierite-K
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/J.22-03|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.GD.50|
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 Ferrierite-K
|Type Locality:||Santa Monica Mts, Los Angeles Co., California, USA|
Physical Properties of Ferrierite-K
|Hardness (Mohs):||3 - 3½|
Crystallography of Ferrierite-K
Optical Data of Ferrierite-K
|RI values:||nα = 1.473 - 1.489 nβ = 1.474 - 1.489 nγ = 1.477 - 1.492|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.004|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Ferrierite-K
|Essential elements:||Al, H, K, Mg, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Ca, H, K, Mg, Na, O, Si|
Relationship of Ferrierite-K to other Species
|Member of:||Zeolite Group|
|Other Members of Group:|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Ferrierite-K
|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 Ferrierite-K
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 178: 249-256.
Internet Links for Ferrierite-K
Localities for Ferrierite-K
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? 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.
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