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Calciohilairite

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Formula:
CaZr[SiO
 
3
]
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
System:TrigonalHardness:4
Name:For its chemical composition and relationship to Hilairite
This page provides mineralogical data about Calciohilairite.

Classification of Calciohilairite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/F.29-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.DM.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
M : Inosilicates with 6-periodic single chains
Dana 8th edition ID:59.2.3.2

59 : CYCLOSILICATES Three-Membered Rings
2 : Three-Membered Rings, hydrated
Hey's CIM Ref.:14.10.21

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
10 : Silicates of Zr or Hf
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Type Occurrence of Calciohilairite

Type Locality:Washington Pass, Golden Horn Batholith, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
Year of Discovery:1988

Physical Properties of Calciohilairite

Hardness (Mohs):4

Crystallography of Calciohilairite

Crystal System:Trigonal
Cell Parameters:a = 20.87Å, c = 16Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.767
Unit Cell Volume:V 6,035.25 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Calciohilairite

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.622 nε = 1.619
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.003

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate

Chemical Properties of Calciohilairite

Formula:
CaZr[SiO
 
3
]
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:CaZr[SiO3]3·3H2O
Essential elements:Ca, H, O, Si, Zr
All elements listed in formula:Ca, H, O, Si, Zr
Common Impurities:Na,Cu,Al,Fe,Ti

Relationship of Calciohilairite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.DM.05Stokesite
CaSn[Si
 
3
O
 
9
] · 2H
 
2
O
9.DM.10Hilairite
Na
 
2
Zr[SiO
 
3
]
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
9.DM.10Komkovite
BaZr[Si
 
3
O
 
9
] · 3H
 
2
O
9.DM.10Sazykinaite-(Y)
Na
 
5
YZr[SiO
 
3
]
 
6
· 6H
 
2
O
9.DM.10Pyatenkoite-(Y)
Na
 
5
YTi[SiO
 
3
]
 
6
· 6H
 
2
O
9.DM.15Gaidonnayite
Na
 
2
Zr(Si
 
3
O
 
9
) · 2H
 
2
O
9.DM.15Georgechaoite
NaKZr[Si
 
3
O
 
9
] · 2H
 
2
O
9.DM.20Chkalovite
Na
 
2
BeSi
 
2
O
 
6
9.DM.25Vlasovite
Na
 
2
ZrSi
 
4
O
 
11
9.DM.30Revdite
Na
 
16
Si
 
16
O
 
27
(OH)
 
26
· 28H
 
2
O
9.DM.35Scheuchzerite
Na(Mn,Mg,Zn)
 
9
[VSi
 
9
O
 
28
(OH)](OH)
 
3
9.DM.40Terskite
Na
 
4
ZrSi
 
6
O
 
16
· 2H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
14.10.1Zircon
ZrSiO
 
4
14.10.2Hafnon
HfSiO
 
4
14.10.3Zektzerite
LiNa(Zr,Ti,Hf)Si
 
6
O
 
15
14.10.4Parakeldyshite
Na
 
2
ZrSi
 
2
O
 
7
14.10.5Vlasovite
Na
 
2
ZrSi
 
4
O
 
11
14.10.6Keldyshite
(Na,H)
 
2
ZrSi
 
2
O
 
7
14.10.7Gaidonnayite
Na
 
2
Zr(Si
 
3
O
 
9
) · 2H
 
2
O
14.10.8Terskite
Na
 
4
ZrSi
 
6
O
 
16
· 2H
 
2
O
14.10.9Elpidite
Na
 
2
ZrSi
 
6
O
 
15
· 3H
 
2
O
14.10.10Hilairite
Na
 
2
Zr[SiO
 
3
]
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
14.10.11Petarasite
Na
 
5
Zr
 
2
(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)(Cl,OH) · 2H
 
2
O
14.10.12Khibinskite
K
 
2
ZrSi
 
2
O
 
7
14.10.13Wadeite
K
 
2
Zr(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
14.10.14Dalyite
K
 
2
ZrSi
 
6
O
 
15
14.10.15Kostylevite
K
 
2
Zr(Si
 
3
O
 
9
) · H
 
2
O
14.10.16Umbite
K
 
2
(Zr,Ti)Si
 
3
O
 
9
· H
 
2
O
14.10.17Paraumbite
K
 
3
Zr
 
2
H(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
· nH
 
2
O
14.10.18Georgechaoite
NaKZr[Si
 
3
O
 
9
] · 2H
 
2
O
14.10.19Gittinsite
CaZrSi
 
2
O
 
7
14.10.20Calciocatapleiite
CaZr(Si
 
3
O
 
9
) · 2H
 
2
O
14.10.22Armstrongite
CaZr[Si
 
6
O
 
15
] · 3H
 
2
O
14.10.23Lemoynite
(Na,K)
 
2
CaZr
 
2
Si
 
10
O
 
26
· 5H
 
2
O
14.10.24Catapleiite
Na
 
2
Zr(Si
 
3
O
 
9
) · 2H
 
2
O
14.10.25Baghdadite
Ca
 
3
(Zr,Ti)(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)O
 
2
14.10.26Lovozerite
Na
 
2
CaZr(H
 
4
Si
 
6
O
 
18
) · H
 
2
O
14.10.27Låvenite
(Na,Ca)
 
2
(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)(Zr,Ti)(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)(O,OH,F)
 
2
14.10.28Penkvilksite
Na
 
4
Ti
 
2
Si
 
8
O
 
22
· 4H
 
2
O
14.10.29Darapiosite
KNa
 
2
(Zn,Li)
 
3
(Mn,Zr)
 
2
[Si
 
12
O
 
30
]
14.10.30Bazirite
BaZr(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
14.10.31Komkovite
BaZr[Si
 
3
O
 
9
] · 3H
 
2
O
14.10.32Zirsinalite
Na
 
6
(Ca,Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)Zr(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
14.10.33Tranquillityite
(Fe
2+
 
,Ca)
 
8
(Zr,Y)
 
2
Ti
 
3
(SiO
 
4
)
 
3
O
 
4

Other Names for Calciohilairite

Synonyms:
IMA1984-023
Other Languages:
German:Calciohilairit
Russian:Кальциоилерит
Spanish:Calciohilairita

Other Information

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 Calciohilairite

Reference List:

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BOGGS, R.C. (1988) Calciohilairite: CaZrSi3O9•3H2O The calcium analogue of hilairite from the Golden Horn batholith, Northern Cascades, Washington. American Mineralogist, 73, 1191-1194.
PEKOV, I.V., CHUKANOV, N.V., KONONKOVA, N.N., and PUSHCHAROVSKY, D. Yu. (2003) Rare-metal “zeolites” of the Hilairite group. New data on minerals, 38, M: 2003, 20-33.
PUSHCHAROVSKII, D.Yu., PEKOV, I.V., PAZERO, M. GOBECHIYA, E.R., MERLINO, S., and ZUBKOVA, N.V. (2002) Crystal structure of cation-deficient calciohilairite and probable decationing mechanisms in minerals with mixed frameworks. Kristallographia, 47(5), 814-818. (in Russian)
Salvi, S. & Williams-Jones, A.E. (1995) Zirconosilicate phase relations in the Strange Lake (Lac Brisson) pluton, Quebec-Labrador, Canada American Mineralogist, 80, 1031-1040.

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  • Localities for Calciohilairite

    The 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. ? 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.
    Canada
     
    • 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
    HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
    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.
      • Nord-du-Québec
        • Nunavik
    BIRKETT, T.C., MILLER, R.R., ROBERTS, A.C., & MARIANO, A.N. (1992) Zirconium bearing minerals from the Strange Lake intrusive complex, Quebec Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 191-205.
    • Québec & Newfoundland and Labrador
    Miller (1996), Can.Min.: 34:349-371; Salvi & Williams-Jones (1995); Am.Min.: 80:1031-1040; Miller (1990), Newfoundland Dept. of Mines & Energy Geol. Sur. Report 90-1: 171-182.
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Lovozero Massif
            • Seidozero Lake
    Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
    [AmMin 85:1562]; Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
    USA
     
    • Washington
      • Okanogan Co.
        • Golden Horn Batholith
    BOGGS, R.C. (1988) Calciohilairite: CaZrSi3O9•3H2O The calcium analogue of hilairite from the Golden Horn batholith, Northern Cascades, Washington. American Mineralogist, 73, 1191 1194. Micro Probe Volume VI Number 8; Rocks and Minerals, 66:6, p. 457;
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