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Lévyne

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Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 4½
Name:
Named by David Brewster in 1825 in honor of Serve-Dieu Abailard "Armand" Lévy [November 14, 1794 Paris, France - July 29, 1841 Pecq near Saint-Germain, France], French mineralogist and crystallographer, Paris University, France. Lévy used the nickname "Armand", partly as a personal preference and partly to avoid anti-antisemitism.
Zeolite Group.
NOTE: The zeolite mineral species epitaxially overgrown on levyne in all cases is identified as erionite (Passaglia et al., 1998).


Classification of Lévyne

77.1.2.8

77 : TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
1 : Zeolite group - True zeolites
16.10.17

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

Physical Properties of Lévyne

Vitreous
Colour:
White
Streak:
White
Hardness:
4 - 4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Lévyne

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.489 - 1.510 nε = 1.487 - 1.502
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002 - 0.008
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Synonyms of Lévyne

Other Language Names for Lévyne

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Erionite28 photos of Lévyne associated with Erionite on mindat.org.
Offretite22 photos of Lévyne associated with Offretite on mindat.org.
Analcime12 photos of Lévyne associated with Analcime on mindat.org.
Chabazite9 photos of Lévyne associated with Chabazite on mindat.org.
Cowlesite6 photos of Lévyne associated with Cowlesite on mindat.org.
Calcite5 photos of Lévyne associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Smectite Group5 photos of Lévyne associated with Smectite Group on mindat.org.
Phillipsite4 photos of Lévyne associated with Phillipsite on mindat.org.
Thomsonite3 photos of Lévyne associated with Thomsonite on mindat.org.
Erionite-Ca2 photos of Lévyne associated with Erionite-Ca on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

16.10.1Bytownite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
16.10.2LisetiteCaNa2Al4Si4O16
16.10.4Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
16.10.5Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
16.10.6MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
16.10.7Faujasite
16.10.8Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
16.10.9BoggsiteCa8Na3(Si,Al)96O192 · 70H2O
16.10.10Herschelite(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
16.10.11Phillipsite
16.10.12Fedorite(Na,K)2-3(Ca4Na3)Si16O38(OH,F)2 · 3.5H2O
16.10.13WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2O
16.10.14Barrerite(Na,K,Ca0.5)2[Al2Si7O18] · 7H2O
16.10.15Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
16.10.16Reyerite(Na,K)2Ca14(Si,Al)24O58(OH)8 · 6H2O
16.10.18Clinoptilolite
16.10.19Heulandite
16.10.20GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
16.10.21Stilbite
16.10.22Dachiardite
16.10.23OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
16.10.24PerlialiteK9Na(Ca,Sr)[Al2Si4O12]6 · 15H2O
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 · 28H2O
16.10.29RoggianiteCa2Be(OH)2Al2Si4O13 · 2.5H2O

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)

77.1.2.1Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
77.1.2.2Herschelite(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
77.1.2.3WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2O
77.1.2.4OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
77.1.2.7Faujasite

Other Information

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 Lévyne

Reference List:
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Galli, E., Rinaldi, R. and Modena, C. (1981) Crystal chemistry of levynes. Zeolites 1, 157-160. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233426118_Crystal_chemistry_of_levynes)
E. Passaglia, G. Artioli, and A. Gualtieri (1998): Crystal chemistry of the zeolites erionite and offretite. Am. Mineral. 83, 577-589.
Gatta, G.D., Comodi, P., Zanazzi, P.F., & Boffa Ballaran, T. (2005), Anomalous elastic behavior and high-pressure structural evolution of zeolite levyne: American Mineralogist: 90: 645-692.

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