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|System:||Orthorhombic||Colour:||White, colorless, ...|
|Lustre:||Vitreous||Hardness:||3 - 3½|
|Name:||Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Ferrierite-Mg.
Classification of Ferrierite-Mg
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/J.22-05|
|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-Mg
|Type Locality:||Kamloops Lake, Kamloops Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada|
Occurrences of Ferrierite-Mg
|Geological Setting:||Seams and vesicles in extrusive igneous rocks.|
Physical Properties of Ferrierite-Mg
|Diaphaneity (Transparency):||Transparent, Translucent|
|Colour:||White, colorless, pinkish, orange to red|
|Hardness (Mohs):||3 - 3½|
|Density (measured):||2.136 g/cm3|
|Density (calculated):||2.11 g/cm3|
Crystallography of Ferrierite-Mg
|Morphology:||Radiating groups of lath shaped crystals|
Optical Data of Ferrierite-Mg
|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-Mg
|Simplified for copy/paste:||(Mg,Na2,K2,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72]·18H2O|
|Essential elements:||Al, H, Mg, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Ca, H, K, Mg, Na, O, Si|
Relationship of Ferrierite-Mg to other Species
|Member of:||Zeolite Group|
|Other Members of Group:|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Ferrierite-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 Ferrierite-Mg
GRAHAM, R.P.D. (1918): On ferrierite, a new zeolite mineral, from British Columbia; with notes on some other Canadian minerals. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Section IV, 185-190.
VAUGHAN, P.A. (1966): The crystal structure of the zeolite ferrierite. Acta Crystallographica 21, 983-990.
ALBERTI, A. & SABELLI, C. (1987): Statistical and true symmetry of ferrierite: possible absence of straight T-O-T bridging bonds. Zeitschrift für Krystallographie 178, 249-256.
TSCHERNICH, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World. Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona (173).
COOMBS, D.S. et al. (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 (1582).
http://www.iza-online.org/natural/Datasheets/Ferrierite/ferrierite.html [Link Broken? Nov 2014]
Internet Links for Ferrierite-Mg
|Specimens:||The following Ferrierite-Mg specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Ferrierite-Mg
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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.