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Brewsterite-Sr

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About Brewsterite-SrHide

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David Brewster
Formula:
(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Member of:
Name:
Named after David Brewster (1781-1868), Scottish physicist, who studied the optical properties of minerals and the element strontium.
Zeolite Group. The strontium analogue of Brewsterite-Ba.


Classification of Brewsterite-SrHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.GE.20

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
E : Chains of T10O20 Tetrahedra

Pronounciation of Brewsterite-SrHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of Brewsterite-SrHide

Vitreous
Colour:
White
Streak:
White
Hardness:

Optical Data of Brewsterite-SrHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.510 nβ = 1.512 nγ = 1.523
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.013
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of Brewsterite-SrHide

Formula:
(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
IMA Formula:
Sr(Al2Si6)O16 · 5H2O

Crystallography of Brewsterite-SrHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Setting:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.77 Å, b = 17.51 Å, c = 7.74 Å
β = 94.3°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.387 : 1 : 0.442
Unit Cell V:
914.94 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Crystal StructureHide

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0001843Brewsterite-SrAkizuki M, Kudoh Y, Kuribayashi T (1996) Crystal structures of the {011}, {610}, and {010} growth sectors in brewsterite American Mineralogist 81 1501-150619960293
0001845Brewsterite-SrAkizuki M, Kudoh Y, Kuribayashi T (1996) Crystal structures of the {011}, {610}, and {010} growth sectors in brewsterite American Mineralogist 81 1501-150619960293
0008168Brewsterite-SrAlberti A, Sacerdoti M, Quartieri S, Vezzalini G (1999) Heating-induced phase transformation in zeolite brewsterite: new 4- and 5-coordinated (Si,Al) sites Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 26 181-18619990293
0009286Brewsterite-SrPerrotta A J, Smith J V (1964) The crystal structure of brewsterite, (Sr,Ba,Ca)(Al2Si6O16)*5H2O Acta Crystallographica 17 857-8621964Strontian, Argyll, Scotland0293
0009605Brewsterite-SrSchlenker J L, Pluth J J, Smith J V (1977) Refinement of the crystal structure of brewsterite, Ba0.5Sr1.5Al4Si12O32*10H2O Acta Crystallographica B33 2907-291019770293
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Type Occurrence of Brewsterite-SrHide

Synonyms of Brewsterite-SrHide

Brewsterite (in part)

Other Language Names for Brewsterite-SrHide

Simplified Chinese:锶沸石
Traditional Chinese:鍶沸石

Relationship of Brewsterite-Sr to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlflarseniteNaCa2Be3Si4O13(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2 : P21
AmiciteK2Na2Al4Si4O16 · 5H2OMon. 2
Ammonioleucite(NH4)(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
Chabazite-Levyne Subgroup(Ca/Na2/K2/Mg/Sr)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
ChiavenniteCaMnBe2Si5O13(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
Clinoptilolite(Na/Ca)3-6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
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] · 4H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2OMon.
ErioniteThis name now refers to a group of related minerals.
Faujasite(Na2/Ca/Mg)3 · 5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2O
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 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
GmeliniteIn 1997, gmelinite was split into Gmelinite-Ca, Gmelinite-Na and Gmelinite-K.
GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2OOrth.
GoosecreekiteCa[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon.
GottardiiteNa3Mg3Ca5Al19Si117O272 · 93H2OOrth.
HeulanditeNote on the distinguishing differences between heulandite and clinoptilolite (http://rruff.
HsianghualiteCa3Li2(Be3Si3O12)F2Iso. 4 3 2 : I41 3 2
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.
MartinandresiteBa2(Al4Si12O32)·10H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
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.
Phillipsite subgroupZeolite Group.
Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
RoggianiteCa2Be(OH)2Al2Si4O13 · 2.5H2OTet.
Stilbite subgroup(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
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[Al3Si3O12]4(OH)8 · nH2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
UM1996-38-SiO:AlCaHNaNa-Ca-Al-Si-O-H
UM1999-33-SiO:AlHKNaK7Na5Al12Si20O64•24H2O
UM2002-40-SiO:AlCaHKMgNa(Mg,Ca,Na,K)7.5(Al12.8Si51.2)O128•65H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 2 2
WairakiteCa(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2OMon. 2/m
WeinebeneiteCaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
Wenkite(Ba,K)4(Ca,Na)6[(Si,Al)20O39(OH)2](SO4)3 · 0.5H2OHex.
WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2OTric.
YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2OMon.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Brewsterite-Sr associated with Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
2 photos of Brewsterite-Sr associated with Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
1 photo of Brewsterite-Sr associated with StrontianiteSrCO3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.GE.05Clinoptilolite-CaCa3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2OMon.
9.GE.05Clinoptilolite-KK6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2OMon. 2/m
9.GE.05Clinoptilolite-NaNa6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.GE.05Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.GE.05Heulandite-K(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.GE.05Heulandite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.GE.05Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.GE.05Heulandite-Ba(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.GE.10Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.GE.10Stilbite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.GE.15Barrerite(Na,K,Ca0.5)2[Al2Si7O18] · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.GE.15StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fmmm
9.GE.20Brewsterite-Ba(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m

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 Brewsterite-SrHide

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Schlenker J L, Pluth J J, Smith J V (1977) Refinement of the crystal structure of brewsterite, Ba0.5Sr1.5Al4Si12O32·10(H2O). Acta Crystallographica B33, 2907-2910
Coombs, D.S. et Al. (1997): Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names. The Canadian Mineralogist. 35, 1571-1606.
Alberti, A., M. Sacerdoti, S. Quartieri, and G. Vazzalini (1999), Heating-induced phase transformation in zeolite brewsterite: new 4- and 5-coordinated (Si,Al) sites: Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 26: 181-186.
Sacerdoti, M., G. Vazzalini, and S. Quartieri (2000), Dehydration mechanism in brewsterite: Single crystal X-ray diffraction study: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials: 41: 107-118.
Perrotta A J, Smith J V (1964) The crystal structure of brewsterite, (Sr,Ba,Ca)Al2Si6O16·5(H2O). Acta Crystallographica 17, 857-862

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Localities for Brewsterite-SrHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Osoyoos Mining Division
      • Olalla
Artioli, G., Smith, J. V., & Kvick, A. (1985). Multiple hydrogen positions in the zeolite brewsterite,(Sr0. 95, Ba0. 05) Al2Si6O16. 5H2O. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications, 41(4), 492-497.
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Flesberg
      • Vinoren Silver Mine Field
        • Vinoren Southern Mines
Larsen, A.O.; Nordrum, F.S. & Erambert, M. (2003): Mineraler i brewsterittserien fra norske lokaliteter. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 25: 41-42
    • Kongsberg
Larsen, A.O.; Nordrum, F.S. & Erambert, M. (2003): Mineraler i brewsterittserien fra norske lokaliteter. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 25: 41-42
  • Innlandet
    • Sel
      • Sjoa
Larsen, A.O.; Nordrum, F.S. & Erambert, M. (2003): Mineraler i brewsterittserien fra norske lokaliteter. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 25: 41-42
  • Trøndelag
    • Snåsa
Larsen, A.O.; Nordrum, F.S. & Erambert, M. (2003): Mineraler i brewsterittserien fra norske lokaliteter. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 25: 41-42
UK (TL)
 
  • Scotland
    • Highland
Brooke, H. J. (1822) Edinburgh Philosophical Journal v6 p112.
Zeolites of the World, Rudy W. Tschernich 1992
No reference listed
USA
 
  • New York
    • Lewis Co.
      • Diana Township
Chamberlain, Steven C., Vandall T. King, Donald Cooke, George W. Robinson & Wayne Holt (1999), Minerals of the Gouverneur Talc Company No. 4 Quarry (Valentine deposit), Town of Diana, Lewis County, New York: Rocks & Minerals: 74(4): 236-249 (July, 1999).
 
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