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|Name:||Named in allusion to its composition, containing CAlcium, sodium (Latin NAtrium), and SIlicon.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Canasite.
Classification of Canasite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/F.35-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.DG.80|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
G : Inosilicates with 3-periodic single and multiple chains
|Dana 8th edition ID:||188.8.131.52|
78 : Unclassified Silicates
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||17.1.13|
17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
1 : Silicates with fluoride (not containing Al)
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Type Occurrence of Canasite
|Type Locality:||Material'naya Adit, Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia|
Optical Data of Canasite
|RI values:||nα = 1.534 nβ = 1.538 nγ = 1.543|
|2V:||Measured: 58° , Calculated: 84°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.009|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r > v weak|
Chemical Properties of Canasite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||K2Na4Ca5(Si12O30(OH,F)4|
|Essential elements:||Ca, H, K, Na, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ca, F, H, K, Na, O, Si|
Relationship of Canasite to other Species
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Other Names for Canasite
|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 Canasite
American Mineralogist: 45: 253.
Trudy Mineralogicheskogo Muzeya Academii Nauk SSSR: 9: 158-166.
Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal: 10(4): 31-44.
Internet Links for Canasite
Localities for Canasite
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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.