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Gobbinsite

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About GobbinsiteHide

Formula:
Na5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Hardness:
4
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Name:
For the type locality at The Gobbins, Ireland

Classification of GobbinsiteHide

Approved
9.GC.05

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
C : Chains of doubly-connected 4-membered rings
77.1.3.4

77 : TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
1 : Zeolite group - True zeolites
16.10.20

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
10 : Aluminosilicates of Ca and alkalis

Physical Properties of GobbinsiteHide

Hardness:

Optical Data of GobbinsiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.489 nβ = 1.489 nγ = 1.494
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.005
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of GobbinsiteHide

Formula:
Na5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Common Impurities:
Fe,Sr,Ba

Crystallography of GobbinsiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.8 Å, b = 10.15 Å, c = 10.1 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.966 : 1 : 0.995
Unit Cell V:
1,004.65 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of GobbinsiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland, I7881; The Natural History Museum, London,
England, 1982,203; National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA, 149432

Other Language Names for GobbinsiteHide

German:Gobbinsit
Spanish:Gobbinsita

Relationship of Gobbinsite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlflarseniteNaCa2Be3Si4O13(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2 : P21
AmiciteK2Na2Al4Si4O16 · 5H2OMon. 2
Ammonioleucite(NH4,K)(AlSi2O6)Tet.
AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2OTric. 1 : P1
Bellbergite(K,Ba,Sr)2Sr2Ca2(Ca,Na)4[Al3Si3O12]6 · 30H2OHex.
BikitaiteLiAlSi2O6 · H2OTric. 1 : P1
BoggsiteCa8Na3(Si,Al)96O192 · 70H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
Brewsterite-Ba(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
Brewsterite-Sr(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Chabazite-Levyne SubgroupA subgroup of the Zeolite Group.
ChiavenniteCaMnBe2Si5O13(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
ClinoptiloliteNote on the distinguishing differences between clinoptilolite and heulandite (hhttp://rruff.
CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2OOrth.
Dachiardite-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2OMon.
Dachiardite-KK4(Si20Al4O48)·13H2OMon.
Dachiardite-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2OMon.
DirenzoiteNaK6MgCa2(Al13Si47O120) · 36H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
EdingtoniteBa[Al2Si3O10] · 4H2O
EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2OMon.
ErioniteThis name now refers to a group of related minerals.
Faujasite
Faujasite-Ca(Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2OIso.
FerrieriteZeolite Group.
FerrochiavenniteCa1-2Fe[(Si,Al,Be)5Be2O13(OH)2] · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
Flörkeite(K3Ca2Na)[Al8Si8O32] · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2OTet. 4 2m : I4m2
GaultiteNa4Zn2Si7O18 · 5H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
Gismondine-BaBa2Al4Si4O16 · 4-6H2O
Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
GmeliniteIn 1997, gmelinite was split into Gmelinite-Ca, Gmelinite-Na and Gmelinite-K.
GoosecreekiteCa[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon.
GottardiiteNa3Mg3Ca5Al19Si117O272 · 93H2OOrth.
Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
Heulandite subgroupNote on the distinguishing differences between heulandite and clinoptilolite (http://rruff.
HsianghualiteCa3Li2(Be3Si3O12)F2
KirchhoffiteCs(BSi2O6)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
LovdariteK2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2OOrth. mm2
MaricopaitePb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100 · 32H2OOrth.
Mazzite-Mg(Mg,K,Ca)5(Si26Al10)O72 · 28H2OHex.
Mazzite-NaNa8[Al4Si14O36]2 · 30H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
Merlinoite(K,Na)5(Ca,Ba)2Al9Si23O64 · 23H2OOrth.
Montesommaite(K,Na)9Al9Si23O64 · 10H2OOrth.
Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2OOrth.
MutinaiteNa3Ca4Si85Al11O192 · 60H2OOrth.
NabesiteNa2BeSi4O10 · 4H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
Natrolite SubgroupA subgroup of the Zeolite Group.
OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2OHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
PahasapaiteLi8(Ca,Li,K)10.5Be24(PO4)24 · 38H2OIso. 2 3 : I2 3
ParthéiteCa2(Si4Al4) O15 (OH)2•4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2OIso.
Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2OIso.
Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2OIso.
PerlialiteK9Na(Ca,Sr)[Al2Si4O12]6 · 15H2OHex.
PhillipsiteZeolite Group.
Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
RoggianiteCa2Be(OH)2Al2Si4O13 · 2.5H2OTet.
Stilbite subgroupThis name now refers to the zeolite subgroup including the Barrerite - Stilbite-Ca - ...
Terranovaite(Na,Ca)8(Si68Al12)O160 · 29H2OOrth.
Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Thomsonite-SrNa(Sr,Ca)2[Al5Si5O20] · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Tschernichite(Ca,Na2)[Al2Si4O12] · 4-8H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
TschörtneriteCa4(Ca,Sr,K,Ba)3Cu3[(OH)2|Al3Si3O12]4 · nH2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
WairakiteCa(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2OMon. 2/m
WeinebeneiteCaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
Wenkite(Ba,K)4(Ca,Na)6[(SO4)3|(Si,Al)20O39(OH)2] · 0.5H2OHex.
WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2OTric.
YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2OMon.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Gmelinite-Na16 photos of Gobbinsite associated with Gmelinite-Na on mindat.org.
Pyrite6 photos of Gobbinsite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Synchysite-(Ce)2 photos of Gobbinsite associated with Synchysite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Analcime1 photo of Gobbinsite associated with Analcime on mindat.org.
Donnayite-(Y)1 photo of Gobbinsite associated with Donnayite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Siderite1 photo of Gobbinsite associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Tumchaite1 photo of Gobbinsite associated with Tumchaite on mindat.org.
Ussingite1 photo of Gobbinsite associated with Ussingite on mindat.org.
Peatite-(Y)1 photo of Gobbinsite associated with Peatite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Ramikite-(Y)1 photo of Gobbinsite associated with Ramikite-(Y) on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.GC.05AmiciteK2Na2Al4Si4O16 · 5H2OMon. 2
9.GC.05Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2OTet. 4 2m : I4m2
9.GC.05Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
9.GC.10Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.GC.10Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32 . 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.GC.10Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.GC.10Phillipsite-Na(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2OMon.
9.GC.10Flörkeite(K3Ca2Na)[Al8Si8O32] · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.GC.15Merlinoite(K,Na)5(Ca,Ba)2Al9Si23O64 · 23H2OOrth.
9.GC.20Mazzite-Mg(Mg,K,Ca)5(Si26Al10)O72 · 28H2OHex.
9.GC.20Mazzite-NaNa8[Al4Si14O36]2 · 30H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
9.GC.25PerlialiteK9Na(Ca,Sr)[Al2Si4O12]6 · 15H2OHex.
9.GC.30BoggsiteCa8Na3(Si,Al)96O192 · 70H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
9.GC.35Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2OIso.
9.GC.35Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2OIso.

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

77.1.3.1GismondineMon.
77.1.3.2AmiciteK2Na2Al4Si4O16 · 5H2OMon. 2
77.1.3.3Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2OTet. 4 2m : I4m2
77.1.3.5Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
77.1.3.8PerlialiteK9Na(Ca,Sr)[Al2Si4O12]6 · 15H2OHex.
77.1.3.9Paulingite
77.1.3.10Mazzite
77.1.3.11Merlinoite(K,Na)5(Ca,Ba)2Al9Si23O64 · 23H2OOrth.
77.1.3.12Montesommaite(K,Na)9Al9Si23O64 · 10H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.10.1Bytownite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]Tric.
16.10.2LisetiteCaNa2Al4Si4O16Orth.
16.10.4Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
16.10.5Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2OOrth.
16.10.6MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
16.10.7Garronit-Ca
16.10.8Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2OTet. 4 2m : I4m2
16.10.9BoggsiteCa8Na3(Si,Al)96O192 · 70H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
16.10.10Herschelite(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OTrig.
16.10.11Phillipsite
16.10.12Fedorite(Na,K)2-3(Ca4Na3)Si16O38(OH,F)2 · 3.5H2OTric. 1 : P1
16.10.13WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2OTric.
16.10.14Barrerite(Na,K,Ca0.5)2[Al2Si7O18] · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
16.10.15Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2OOrth.
16.10.16Reyerite(Na,K)2Ca14(Si,Al)24O58(OH)8 · 6H2OTrig.
16.10.17Lévyne
16.10.18Clinoptilolite
16.10.19Heulandite subgroup
16.10.21Stilbite subgroup
16.10.22DachiarditeMon.
16.10.23OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2OHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
16.10.24PerlialiteK9Na(Ca,Sr)[Al2Si4O12]6 · 15H2OHex.
16.10.25Erionite
16.10.26Paulingite
16.10.27Sodium Dachiardite(Na2,Ca,K2)4-5Al8Si40O96 · 26H2O
16.10.28Mazzite-Mg(Mg,K,Ca)5(Si26Al10)O72 · 28H2OHex.
16.10.29RoggianiteCa2Be(OH)2Al2Si4O13 · 2.5H2OTet.

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 GobbinsiteHide

Reference List:
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Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 171: 281-289.

Internet Links for GobbinsiteHide

Localities for GobbinsiteHide

This 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.

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
 
  • Victoria
    • City of Whittlesea
      • Bundoora
G.D.Gatta, W.D.Birch & N.Rotirot. Reinvestigation of the crystal structure of the zeolite Gobbinsite. American Mineralogist 2010 vol. 95 pp.481-486
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Horváth, L. & Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record, 21, 284-359. Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52, 213,
Hungary
 
  • Veszprém Co.
    • Balaton Uplands
      • Tapolcai Basin
        • Zalahaláp
GEODA 2005/3; Kónya, P. and Szakáll, S. (2011): Occurrence, composition and paragenesis of the zeolites and associated minerals in the alkaline basalt of a maar-type volcano at Haláp Hill, Balaton Highland, Hungary. Mineralogical Magazine 75, 2869-2885.
Japan
 
  • Chugoku Region
    • Shimane Prefecture
      • Oki Islands
        • Nishinoshima
Matsuyama & Matsubara (2000) Ganseki-Koubutsu Kagaku, 29, 129-135.
  • Kyushu Region
    • Nagasaki Prefecture
      • Iki Island
Kuwano & Tokumaru (1993) Chigaku Kenkyu, 42, 159-167.
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
    • Northland Region
      • Kaipara District
        • Aranga
Zeolites of the World, R. Tschernich, 1992
Nicaragua
 
  • León Department
    • Telica Volcano
Hynek, B. M., McCollom, T. M., Marcucci, E. C., Brugman, K. K., & Rogers, K. L. (2013, March). Assessing environmental controls on acid-sulfate alteration at active volcanoes in Nicaragua: applications to relic hydrothermal systems on mars. In 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March (pp. 18-22).; Hynek, B. M., McCollom, T. M., Marcucci, E. C., Brugman, K., & Rogers, K. L. (2013). Assessment of environmental controls on acid‐sulfate alteration at active volcanoes in Nicaragua: Applications to relic hydrothermal systems on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118(10), 2083-2104.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
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
          • Kirovskii apatite mine (Kirovsky Mine; Kirovskii Mine; Kirov Mine)
Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
      • Lovozero Massif
Igor V. Pekov analytical data, Victor G. Grishin material
UK
 
  • Northern Ireland
    • Co. Antrim
      • Giant's Causeway
Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp.
      • Island Magee
        • Gobbins
Nawaz, R., & Malone, J. F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a new zeolite mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineral. Mag, 46, 365-9. Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
        • Port Muck
Wilson O., Dyer A., Enamy H. (2003): Zeolites of the British Isles. British Micromount Society, Occasional Paper, 15 ; NAWAZ, R. (1988). Seventh supplementary list of British Isles minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, 52, 267-274.
Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.; Alberti, A., Armbruster, T., Artioli, G., Colella, C., Galli, E., Grice, J. D., ... & Vezzalini, G. (1998) Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the subcommittee on zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names. Mineralogical Magazine, 62(4), 533-571.
      • Larne
MinMag 58:615; Foy, H. (1994). Gobbinsite from Magheramorne Quarry, Northern Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 58, 615-620.
USA
 
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Portland
        • Collins Hill
          • Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries)
Jarnot, Bruce M. (2011): Letters: Connecticut Update. Rocks & Minerals: 86(4): 299.
  • Kentucky
    • Floyd Co.
Hower, J. C., O'Keefe, J. M., Henke, K. R., Wagner, N. J., Copley, G., Blake, D. R., ... & Silva, L. F. (2013). Gaseous emissions and sublimates from the Truman Shepherd coal fire, Floyd County, Kentucky: a re-investigation following attempted mitigation of the fire. International Journal of Coal Geology, 116, 63-74.
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