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Calcian Elpidite

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About Calcian ElpiditeHide

(Na,Ca)2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
orange, red, yellow
A variety of Elpidite

High-temperature elpidite of magmatic origin typical for agpaitic granites. Usually enriched in Ca; has orange colour in difference from secondary hydrothermal low-temperature secondary elpidites from nepheline-syenites.

Physical Properties of Calcian ElpiditeHide

orange, red, yellow

Chemical Properties of Calcian ElpiditeHide

(Na,Ca)2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Aegirine19 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Quartz12 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Microcline9 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Polylithionite9 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Polylithionite on mindat.org.
Albite7 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeite7 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeite on mindat.org.
Arfvedsonite4 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Arfvedsonite on mindat.org.
Hydroastrophyllite4 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Hydroastrophyllite on mindat.org.
Hematite3 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Orthoclase3 photos of Calcian Elpidite associated with Orthoclase on mindat.org.

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.

Internet Links for Calcian ElpiditeHide

Localities for Calcian ElpiditeHide

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.
SALVI, S. & WILLIAMS-JONES, A.E. (1995) Zirconosilicate phase relations in the Strange Lake (Lac Brisson) pluton, Quebec-Labrador, Canada American Mineralogist, 80, 1031-1040.; BIRKETT, T.C., MILLER, R.R., ROBERTS, A.C., & MARIANO, A.N. (1992) Zirconium bearing minerals from the Strange Lake intrusive complex, Quebec Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 191-205.
  • East Kazakhstan
    • Tarbagatai Range
      • Akzhaylyautas Mts (Akzhailyautas Mts; Akjaylautas Mts; Akzhalautas Mts)
Mineev D.A. (1968) Geochemistry of apogranites and rare-metal metasomatites of North-Western Tarbagatai, - Moscow, Nauka, 276p. (in Rus.)
  • Gobi Desert
Vladykin N.V., Kovalenko V.I., Dorfman M.D. (1981) Mineralogical and geochemical pecularities of Khan Bogdo massif of an alkaline granites (MPR), - Moscow, Nauka, p. 136 (in Rus.); Kynicky, J., Chakhmouradian, A.R., Xu, C., Krmicek & Galilova, M. (2011): Distribution and evolution of zirconium mineralization in peralkaline granites and associated pegmatites of the Khan Bogd Complex, southern Mongolia. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 947-965.; J Kynický, C Xu, J Mašek, O Jaroš, H Káňová (2009) Arfvedsonite pegmatites of Khan Bogd massif, Mongolia: Zr mineralization. pp222-224 in Czech
  • Hovd Aimag (Khovd Aimag)
    • Altai Mts
Kovalenko V.I., Tsaryeva G.M., Goreglyad A.V., Yarmolyuk V.V., Troitsky V.A., Hervig R.L., Farmer, G.L., (1995) The peralkaline granite-related Khaldzan-Buregtey rare metal (Zr, Nb, REE) deposit, western Mongolia - ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, v. 90, p. 530–547.; Kovalenko, V. I., Yarmolyuk, V. V., Sal nikova, E. B., Kartashov, P. M., Kovach, V. P., Kozakov, I. K., ... & Yakovleva, S. Z. (2004). The Khaldzan-Buregtei Massif of peralkaline rare-metal igneous rocks: structure, geochronology, and geodynamic setting in the Caledonides of Western Mongolia. Petrology c/c of Petrologiia, 12(5), 412-436.
  • Oppland
    • Lunner
      • Nordmarka
Pavel Kartashov 7.01.2013
  • Washington
    • Okanogan Co.
      • Golden Horn Batholith
Micro Probe Volume VI Number 8; Rocks and Minerals, 66:6, p. 454
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