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Gaidonnayite

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Formula:
Na2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Colour:
Colourless, may be pale yellow, pale brown to brown, pale grey, gray green.
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
2.67
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for Gaibrielle "Gai" Hamburger Donnay (1920-1987), mineralogist and crystallographer at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Dimorph of:
The orthorhombic dimorph of Catapleiite.

Compare UM1991-24-SiO:CaKNaZr.


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Classification of GaidonnayiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1974
9.DM.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
M : Inosilicates with 6-periodic single chains
59.2.2.3

59 : CYCLOSILICATES Three-Membered Rings
2 : Three-Membered Rings, hydrated
14.10.7

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
10 : Silicates of Zr or Hf

Physical Properties of GaidonnayiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless, may be pale yellow, pale brown to brown, pale grey, gray green.
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
2.67 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.70 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of GaidonnayiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.570 - 1.575 nβ = 1.590 - 1.593 nγ = 1.596 - 1.605
2V:
Measured: 53° to 59°
Birefringence:
0.035
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.026 - 0.030
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v strong
Optical Extinction:
parallel
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of GaidonnayiteHide

Formula:
Na2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
IMA Formula:
Na2ZrSi3O9 · 2H2O
Common Impurities:
Ti,Nb,Ca,K

Crystallography of GaidonnayiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pmna
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.740 Å, b = 12.820 Å, c = 6.691 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.916 : 1 : 0.522
Unit Cell V:
1,007.04 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Equant to slightly elongated crystals with wedge-like forms. {010}, {120}, {011}, {100}, {001}. Striated || [001].
Twinning:
[012] common
Comment:
Non-standard setting P21nb.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.45 (40)
5.90 (80)
5.64 (60)
3.12 (100)
2.95 (70)
2.83 (40)
2.50 (40)
1.90(40)
Comments:
26-1387

Type Occurrence of GaidonnayiteHide

Synonyms of GaidonnayiteHide

Other Language Names for GaidonnayiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Siderite26 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Albite21 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Analcime21 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Analcime on mindat.org.
Microcline18 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Aegirine16 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Natrolite12 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Natrolite on mindat.org.
Hilairite10 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Hilairite on mindat.org.
Calcite10 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Neighborite10 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Neighborite on mindat.org.
Burbankite8 photos of Gaidonnayite associated with Burbankite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DM.05StokesiteCaSn[Si3O9] · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
9.DM.10CalciohilairiteCaZr[SiO3]3 · 3H2OTrig.
9.DM.10HilairiteNa2Zr[SiO3]3 · 3H2OTrig.
9.DM.10KomkoviteBaZr[Si3O9] · 3H2OTrig.
9.DM.10Sazykinaite-(Y)Na5YZr[SiO3]6 · 6H2O
9.DM.10Pyatenkoite-(Y)Na5YTi[SiO3]6 · 6H2OTrig.
9.DM.15GeorgechaoiteNaKZr[Si3O9] · 2H2OOrth. mm2
9.DM.20ChkaloviteNa2BeSi2O6Orth. mm2 : Fdd2
9.DM.25VlasoviteNa2ZrSi4O11Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DM.30RevditeNa16Si16O27(OH)26 · 28H2OMon. 2 : B2
9.DM.35ScheuchzeriteNa(Mn,Mg,Zn)9[VSi9O28(OH)](OH)3Tric. 1 : P1
9.DM.40TerskiteNa4ZrSi6O16 · 2H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

59.2.2.1CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2OMon.
59.2.2.2CalciocatapleiiteCaZr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
59.2.2.4GeorgechaoiteNaKZr[Si3O9] · 2H2OOrth. mm2
59.2.2.5LoudouniteNaCa5Zr4Si16O40(OH)11 · 8H2O

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.10.1ZirconZr(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
14.10.2HafnonHfSiO4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
14.10.3ZektzeriteLiNaZrSi6O15Orth.
14.10.4ParakeldyshiteNa2ZrSi2O7Tric.
14.10.5VlasoviteNa2ZrSi4O11Mon. 2/m : B2/b
14.10.6Keldyshite(Na,H)2ZrSi2O7Tric. 1 : P1
14.10.8TerskiteNa4ZrSi6O16 · 2H2OOrth.
14.10.9ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2OOrth.
14.10.10HilairiteNa2Zr[SiO3]3 · 3H2OTrig.
14.10.11PetarasiteNa5Zr2(Si6O18)(Cl,OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
14.10.12KhibinskiteK2ZrSi2O7Mon.
14.10.13WadeiteK2Zr(Si3O9)Hex.
14.10.14DalyiteK2ZrSi6O15Tric.
14.10.15KostyleviteK2Zr(Si3O9) · H2OMon.
14.10.16UmbiteK2(Zr,Ti)Si3O9 · H2OOrth.
14.10.17ParaumbiteK3Zr2H(Si3O9)2 · nH2OOrth.
14.10.18GeorgechaoiteNaKZr[Si3O9] · 2H2OOrth. mm2
14.10.19GittinsiteCaZrSi2O7Mon.
14.10.20CalciocatapleiiteCaZr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
14.10.21CalciohilairiteCaZr[SiO3]3 · 3H2OTrig.
14.10.22ArmstrongiteCaZr[Si6O15] · 3H2OMon.
14.10.23Lemoynite(Na,K)2CaZr2Si10O26 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
14.10.24CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2OMon.
14.10.25BaghdaditeCa3(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)O2Mon.
14.10.26LovozeriteNa2Ca(Zr,Ti)(Si6O12)[(OH)4O2] · H2OMon.
14.10.27Låvenite(Na,Ca)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.10.28PenkvilksiteNa4Ti2Si8O22 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
14.10.29DarapiositeK(Na,◻,K)2(Li,Zn,Fe)3(Mn,Zr,Y)2[Si12O30]Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
14.10.30BaziriteBaZr(Si3O9)Hex.
14.10.31KomkoviteBaZr[Si3O9] · 3H2OTrig.
14.10.32ZirsinaliteNa6(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Zr(Si6O18)Trig.
14.10.33Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12Hex.

Fluorescence of GaidonnayiteHide

Bright green SW and LW (Mt. St-Hilaire and Norway)

Other InformationHide

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 GaidonnayiteHide

Reference List:
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CHAO, G.Y., and WATKINSON, D.H. (1974) Gaidonnayite, Na2ZrSi3O9•2H2O a new mineral from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 316-319.
CHAO, G.Y. (1973) The crystal structure of gaidonnayite, orthorhombic Na2ZrSi3O9•2H2O. Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 143-144. (Abstract)
CHAO, G.Y. (1985) The crystal structure of gaidonnayite Na2ZrSi3O9•2H2O. Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 11-15.
GORDON, S.G. (1924) Minerals obtained in Greenland on the second Academy-Vaux expedition, 1923. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural sciences of Philadelphia, 76, 249-268 [α-catapleiite, kalithompsonite] (abstracted in Min. Rec. 5, 115-127.)
MANDARINO, J.A., and STURMAN, B.D. (1978) The identity of α-catapleiite and gaidonnayite. Canadian Mineralogist, 16, 195-198.

Internet Links for GaidonnayiteHide

Localities for GaidonnayiteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Gordon Co.
Spandler, C. & Morris, C. (2016): Geology and genesis of the Toongi rare metal (Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta, Y and REE) deposit, NSW, Australia, and implications for rare metal mineralization in peralkaline igneous rocks. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 171, 104 (24 pages).
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
ATENCIO, D., COUTINHO, J.M.C., ULBRICH, M.N.C., VLACH, S.R.F., RASTVETAEVA, R.K. & PUSHCHAROVSKY, D.Yu. (1999) Hainite from Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 91-98.
      • Poços de Caldas
Horváth, Menezes, Toft ollections - confirmed by XRD & microprobe
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • Témiscamingue RCM
        • Les Lacs-du-Témiscamingue
Roberts, A.C. & Bonardi, M. (1983): Potassian gaidonnayite from the Kipawa agpaitic syenite complex, Quebec. Geol. Surv. Can., Pap. 83-1A, 480-482.
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Chao G.Y. (1973), The crystal structure of gaidonnayite, orthorhombic Na2ZrSi3O9 7 2H2O. Canadian Mineralogist: 12: 143-44; Chao, G.Y., Watkinson, D.H. (1974), Gaidonnayite, Na2ZrSi3O9 7 2H2O, a new mineral from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 12: 316-319; Chao, G.Y. (1985), The crystal structure of gaidonnayite 2ZrSi3O9 7 2H2O. Canadian Mineralogist: 23: 11-15.
      • 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.
    • Montréal
      • Montréal-Est
Canadian Museum of Nature collection
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
      • Igaliku (Igaliko)
        • Narsaarsuk Plateau
Gordon, S.G. (1924): Minerals obtained in Greenland on the second Academy-Vaux expedition, 1923. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 76, 249-268.;Mandarion, J.A. & Sturman, B.D. (1978): The identity of α-catapleiite and gaidonnayite. Canadian Mineralogist. 16, 195-198.
Norway
 
  • Telemark
    • Porsgrunn
      • Langesundsfjorden
        • Siktesøya
Larsen, A.O. & Raade, G. (1991): Gaidonnayite from the nepheline syenite pegmatite on Siktesøya in the southern part of the Oslo Region, norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 71: 303-306
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Malerød
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 p; Andresen, P. (2011): Mineralene fra Midtfjellet larvikittbrudd, Malerød, Larvik. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 46: 41-47
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 p
      • Tvedalen
Collection of Peter Andresen.;Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 p
MAC depository of Unpublished Data, document Larvik Plutonic complex, CM51_735 (Piilonen et al 2013)
        • Tuften (Tuften 1 Quarry; Tuften 2 Quarry)
Collected by Roy Kristiansen August 2009.; Andresen, P. (2013): Gedigent bly og andre spennende mineraler fra en unik pegmatitt i Tvedalen. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter. 50, 83-87
Portugal
 
  • Faro District
    • Monchique
      • Monchique
- P. ALVES, C. LEAL GOMES (2010). Mineralização Sr-Ba tardia em cavidades de rochas filonianas subsaturadas do Maciço Alcalino de Monchique. CNG 2010 (Braga, Portugal)
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
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
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Cámara, F., Sokolova, E., Abdu, Y. A., & Hawthorne, F. C. (2014). Saamite, Ba□ Tinbna3ti (Si2o7) 2o2 (Oh) 2 (H2o) 2, a Group-iii Ti-disilicate Mineral from the Khibiny Alkaline Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia: Description and Crystal Structure. The Canadian Mineralogist, 52(4), 745-762.
Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/lovo.htm
Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
USA
 
  • Arkansas
    • Hot Spring Co.
      • Magnet Cove
Henry Barwood - unpublished (2010)
    • Pulaski Co.
      • Little Rock
Rocks and Minerals, (1988) 63:104-125; Rocks and Minerals, (1989) 64:314-322
Min News (2000) 16:6 pp 1-5,9
  • New Mexico
    • Otero Co.
      • Cornudas Mts
W. Stoll - L. Horváth pers. comm. 2004; Horváth specimen coll. 2012 Feb. XRD & EDS
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