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Aqualite

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About AqualiteHide

Formula:
(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl
Colour:
Pink
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 5
Specific Gravity:
2.58
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Member of:
Name:
The name alludes to its composition.

Classification of AqualiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2002
9.CO.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
O : [Si9O27]18- 9-membered rings
64.1.1.3

64 : CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
1 : Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups with mixed ring types

Pronounciation of AqualiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of AqualiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Pink
Streak:
White
Hardness:
4 - 5 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
2.58(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    2.66 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of AqualiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.569 nε = 1.571
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
W= colorless to pink
E= pink

Chemical Properties of AqualiteHide

Formula:
(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl

Crystallography of AqualiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.078 Å, c = 31.24 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.219
Unit Cell V:
5,361.96 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
idiomorphic crystals to 3 cm in diameter

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
11.43 (39)
10.50(44)
7.06(42)
6.63(43)
4.39(100)
3.624(41)
2.987(100)
2.850(79)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of AqualiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
A.E.Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, catalog no. 2668/1.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
alkaline pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of AqualiteHide

Other Language Names for AqualiteHide

German:Aqualith

Relationship of Aqualite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5Trig. 3m : R3m
CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
DavinciiteNa12K3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3(Si26O73OH)Cl2 Trig. 3m : R3m
DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9Trig. 3m : R3m
EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5Trig. 3m : R3m
FengchengiteNa123(Ca,Sr)6Fe3+3 Zr3Si(Si25O73)(H2O,OH)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Hydrorastsvetaevite(Na11(H3O)11K6(H2O)1.5Sr)Ca12Fe3Na2MnZr6Si52O144(OH)4.5Cl3.5Trig. 3m : R3m
Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe3+2Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Ilyukhinite(H3O,Na)14Ca6Mn2Zr3Si26O72(OH)2·3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12Ce3Ca6Mn3Zr3WSi25O73(CO3)(OH)2Trig. 3m : R3m
Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
Labyrinthite(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3Trig. 3 : R3
ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)12Fe2Zr3Si25O72(CO3) (OH)4Trig. 3m : R3m
OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe2+3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3 : R3
RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe2+3(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)Trig. 3
RastsvetaeviteNa27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
SiudaiteNa8(Mn2+2Na)Ca6(Fe3+,Mn2+)3Zr3NbSi24(Si,◻,Ti)O74(OH)2Cl·5H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)Trig. 3m : R3m
UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZrNa12Ca5(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr3(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)3[Si9O24-26(OH)1-3]2[Si3O9]2ClTrig. 3m : R3m
UM1990-79-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca5(Mg,Ca,Mn)Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Zr)3(Mn,Na,Ce,La,Y)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)4-5(OH,Cl)
UM1990-80-SiO:CaFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca4(Mn,Ca)2Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Mn,Al,Ti)3(Na,Ce,La,Y,Mn)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)7-8
UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4Trig. 3m : R3m
UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZrNa17(Ca,Ce,Sr)2Mn3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O73(O,OH,F,Cl)5Trig. 3 : R3
UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZrNa12(Ca,Mn)6(Sr,Na,K)3(Fe,Mn)3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O66(OH,Cl)11Trig. 3m : R3m
UM2003-39-SiO:CaClFeHHfNaNbSrTaTiZrNa12(Na,K,Mn,Sr)2Ca5(Ca,Mn)(Zr,Hf)3(Fe,◻,Ta)3(Si,Nb,W)(Si,Al,Ti)Si24O72(OH,O)3.5Cl•1.2H2O
UM2004-51-SiO:CaClFFeHNaNbTiNa16Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3(Ti,Nb)Si26O72FCl0.5•nH2OTrig. 3m : R3m
UM2006-17-SiO:CaClFFeHMnNaZrNa15(Ca3Mn3)Zr3(Fe,Zr)3SiSi(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2O2(OH,F,Cl)3•2H2O
UM2006-18-SiO:CaClFFeHMnNaZrNa15Ca3(Mn,Fe)3Zr3(Zr,Na)3(Si,Nb)(S,Ti,Si)(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(O,OH)5(Cl,F,H2O)
UM2006-28-SiO:CaHMnNaZrNa33Ca12Zr6Mn3(Mn,Nb,Ti)2Si50O132(O,OH)12(OH,H2O,Cl)10
UM2010-06-SiO:CaFeHMnNaNbREETiZr[Na,(H3O)]15(Ca3Mn3)Na3Zr3(Si,Ti)[Si25O72OH](OH)2·2H2O
Unnamed (Eudialyte 3248)Na29Ca12Zr6[Si48O132(O,OH)12]{[Na]4[Si]2}{[Mn]3[Mn,Nb,Ti]2}(OH,H2O,Cl)10Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Unnamed (Hydrated Hydrous Na-Ca-Mn-Fe-Zr-Ti Silicate Chloride)Na37Ca10Mn2FeZr6Si50(Ti,Nb)2O144(OH)5Cl3·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2OTrig. 3 : R3
Zirsilite-(Ce)Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Nepheline4 photos of Aqualite associated with Nepheline on mindat.org.
Aegirine4 photos of Aqualite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Pectolite3 photos of Aqualite associated with Pectolite on mindat.org.
Eudialyte2 photos of Aqualite associated with Eudialyte on mindat.org.
Lamprophyllite2 photos of Aqualite associated with Lamprophyllite on mindat.org.
Magnesio-arfvedsonite2 photos of Aqualite associated with Magnesio-arfvedsonite on mindat.org.
Feklichevite1 photo of Aqualite associated with Feklichevite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CO.10AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.CO.10EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.CO.10FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe2+3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe2+3(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)Trig. 3
9.CO.10FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Zirsilite-(Ce)Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe3+2Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10RastsvetaeviteNa27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Labyrinthite(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3Trig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12Ce3Ca6Mn3Zr3WSi25O73(CO3)(OH)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)12Fe2Zr3Si25O72(CO3) (OH)4Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2OTrig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZrNa17(Ca,Ce,Sr)2Mn3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O73(O,OH,F,Cl)5Trig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZrNa12(Ca,Mn)6(Sr,Na,K)3(Fe,Mn)3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O66(OH,Cl)11Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1990-78-SiO:CaClFeHKNaZr(H3O)7(Na,K)5(Ca,Sr,Mn)6Zr3[Si3O7(O,OH)2]2[Si9O23(O,OH)4]2[SiNaFe(Zr,Ti,Al,Nb)□]Cl1.5(O,OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1990-79-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca5(Mg,Ca,Mn)Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Zr)3(Mn,Na,Ce,La,Y)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)4-5(OH,Cl)
9.CO.10UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZrNa12Ca5(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr3(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)3[Si9O24-26(OH)1-3]2[Si3O9]2ClTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4Trig. 3m : R3m

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

64.1.1.1EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
64.1.1.2Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe3+2Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
64.1.1.4ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
64.1.1.4UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4Trig. 3m : R3m

Fluorescence of AqualiteHide

Nonfluorescent in short-wave UV, but fluoresces pale yellow in long-wave UV.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Decomposes readily in 50% HCl and HNO3 at room temperature.
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 AqualiteHide

Reference List:
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Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Rastsvetaeva, R.K. (2007): Aqualite, (H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl, a new eudialyte-group mineral from Inagli alkaline massif (Sakha-Yakutia, Russia),and the problem of oxonium in hydrated eudialytes. Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society (Zapiski RMO), 136(2), 39-55. {American Mineralogist 94,1075(2009)(abstract)]

Internet Links for AqualiteHide

Localities for AqualiteHide

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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Aldan
          • Inagli Massif
Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Rastsvetaeva, R.K. (2007): Aqualite, (H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl, a new eudialyte-group mineral from Inagli alkaline massif (Sakha-Yakutia,Russia),and the problem of oxonium in hydrated eudialytes. Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society (Zapiski RMO), 136(2), 39-55.
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Kovdor Massif
I.V. Pekov and N.V. Chukanov data
Turkey
 
  • Central Anatolia Region
    • Eskişehir Province
      • Eskişehir-Beylikahir district
Nikiforov, A. V., Öztürk, H., Altuncu, S., & Lebedev, V. A. (2014). Kizilcaören ore-bearing complex with carbonatites (northwestern Anatolia, Turkey): Formation time and mineralogy of rocks. Geology of Ore Deposits, 56(1), 35-60.
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