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Chabazite-K

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About Chabazite-KHide

Formula:
(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named in 1788 by Louis-Augustin Bosc d'Antic from the Greek chabazios, tune or melody, one of twenty stones named in the poem Peri lithos, which extolled the virtues of minerals. The poem is ascribed to Orpheus, legendary founder of the Orphic cult, which flourished in Greece in the early centuries. and its chemical composition.
The potassium dominant member of the Chabazite series of the Zeolite Group.


Classification of Chabazite-KHide

Approved
9.GD.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
D : Chains of 6-membered rings – tabular zeolites

Pronounciation of Chabazite-KHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of Chabazite-KHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Colourless
Streak:
White
Hardness:

Optical Data of Chabazite-KHide

Type:
Biaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 1.478 - 1.485 nβ = 1.480 - 1.490 nγ = 1.480 - 1.490
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002 - 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 Chabazite-KHide

Formula:
(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
IMA Formula:
(K2NaCa0.5)[Al4Si8O24] · 11H2O

Crystallography of Chabazite-KHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.831 Å, c = 15.023 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.086
Unit Cell V:
2,488.83 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:


Comment:
Data from Yakubovic et al. (2005) (193 K).

Type Occurrence of Chabazite-KHide

Synonyms of Chabazite-KHide

Other Language Names for Chabazite-KHide

German:Chabasit-K
Simplified Chinese:钾斜沸石
Spanish:Chabasita-K

Relationship of Chabazite-K to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
Chabazite-Mg(Mg0.7K0.5Ca0.5Na0.1)[Al3Si9O24]·10H2O Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OHex.
Chabazite-SrSr2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Lévyne-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2OTrig.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
8 photos of Chabazite-K associated with Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
3 photos of Chabazite-K associated with VonseniteFe2+2Fe3+(BO3)O2
3 photos of Chabazite-K associated with Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
2 photos of Chabazite-K associated with Gismondine
2 photos of Chabazite-K associated with Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
1 photo of Chabazite-K associated with Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
1 photo of Chabazite-K associated with EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
1 photo of Chabazite-K associated with Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.GD.05Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2OHex.
9.GD.05Gmelinite-KK4(Si8Al4O24) · 11H2OHex.
9.GD.05Gmelinite-NaNa4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
9.GD.10WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2OTric.
9.GD.10Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.GD.10Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OHex.
9.GD.10Chabazite-SrSr2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.GD.10Chabazite-Mg(Mg0.7K0.5Ca0.5Na0.1)[Al3Si9O24]·10H2O Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.GD.15Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.GD.15Lévyne-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2OTrig.
9.GD.20Bellbergite(K,Ba,Sr)2Sr2Ca2(Ca,Na)4[Al3Si3O12]6 · 30H2OHex.
9.GD.20Erionite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
9.GD.20Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
9.GD.20Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
9.GD.25OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2OHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
9.GD.25Wenkite(Ba,K)4(Ca,Na)6[(Si,Al)20O39(OH)2](SO4)3 · 0.5H2OHex.
9.GD.30Faujasite-Ca(Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2OIso.
9.GD.30Faujasite-Mg(Mg,Na2,Ca)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2OIso.
9.GD.30Faujasite-Na(Na2,Ca,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2OIso.
9.GD.35MaricopaitePb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100 · 32H2OOrth.
9.GD.35Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2OOrth.
9.GD.40Dachiardite-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2OMon.
9.GD.40Dachiardite-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2OMon.
9.GD.45EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2OMon.
9.GD.50Ferrierite-K(K2,Na2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2OOrth.
9.GD.50Ferrierite-Mg(Mg,Na2,K2,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2OOrth.
9.GD.50Ferrierite-Na(Na2,K2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2OMon. 2/m
9.GD.55BikitaiteLiAlSi2O6 · H2OTric. 1 : P1

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 Chabazite-KHide

Reference List:
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Alberti, A., Galli, E., Vezzalini, G., Passaglia, E., Zanazzi, P.F. (1982): Position of cations and water molecules in hydrated chabazite. Natural and Na-, Ca-, Sr- and K-exchanged chabazites. Zeolites 2, 303-309.
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1983): 461-480.
American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 1278-1301.
Neuhoff, P.S., J.F. Stebbins, & D.K. Bird (2003): Si-Al disorder and solid solutions in analcime, chabazite, and wairakite. American Mineralogist: 88: 410-423.
Yakubovich, O.V., Massa, W., Gavrilenko, P.G., Pekov, I.V. (2005): Crystal structure of chabazite K. Crystallography Reports 50, 544-553.

Internet Links for Chabazite-KHide

Localities for Chabazite-KHide

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

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Antarctica
 
  • Western Antarctica
    • Antarctic Peninsula
      • South Shetland Islands
        • King George Island
Soto, C., & Paz, G. (2014). Episodios metamórficos de muy bajo grado en rocas volcánicas básicas cenozoicas en Península Fildes, Isla King George, Islas Shetland del Sur, Antártica.
Australia
 
  • Victoria
    • City of Casey
      • Narre Warren North
Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria, p94.; W.D.Birch & A. and S. Johnson 1979. Zoned Siderite and zeolites from Narre Warren, Victoria. The Australian Mineralogist No.20 Feb/March 1979, pp 97-99
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Wolfsberg District
      • Frantschach-Sankt Gertraud
        • Fraßgraben
G. Niedermayr, W. Postl: Carinthia II 183./103.:267-268 (1993)
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Kladno District
      • Libušin
Zacek, V., Skoda, R., Laufek, F., Kosek, F., & Jehlicka, J. (2019). Complementing knowledge about rare sulphates lonecreekite, NH4Fe3+ (SO4) 2· 12 H2O and sabieite, NH4Fe3+ (SO4) 2: chemical composition, XRD and RAMAN spectroscopy (Libusin near Kladno, the Czech Republic). Journal of Geosciences, 64(2), 149-159.
  • Liberec Region
    • Česká Lípa District
P.Pauliš,L.Hrůzek,O.Janeček,J.Sejkora,R.Malíková,F.Fedyuk-Zeolite mineralization from Nový Oldřichov near Kamenický Šenov (Czech republic).Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze,vol.24,num.1(Prag 2016) P.Pauliš,L.Hrůzek,O.Janeček,Z.Dvořák,J.Toman-The most interesting mineralogical localities of Bohemia zeolities and accompanying mineralization-Kuttna 2014
    • Nový Bor-Arnultovice
Pauliš, P., Hrůzek,L., Sejkora, J., Dolníček, Z., Vrtiška, L., Malíková, R., Ekrt, B., Pour, O., Fedyuk, F., Janeček, O. (2019) Zeolite mineralization from the Zaječí vrch and Poustevna near Nový Bor (Czech Republic). Bulletin Mineralogicko-Petrologickeho, 27(2), 346-369 [in Czech with abstract in English].
  • Olomouc Region
    • Šumperk District
Novotný, P., Zimák, J., Toegel, V.: Mineralizace alpského typu z lomu v Krásném u Šumperka. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2002, roč. 10, s. 259-264.
      • Sobotín
Novotný, P.: Minerály žil alpského typu v severovýchodní části Českého masivu. Zprávy Vlastivědného muzea v Olomouci, 2004, č. 281, s. 13-63.
        • Rudoltice
Novotný, P.: Minerály žil alpského typu v severovýchodní části Českého masivu. Zprávy Vlastivědného muzea v Olomouci, 2004, č. 281, s. 13-63.
      • Vernířovice
Novotný, P.: Babingtonit z Vernířovic. Minerál, 2002, roč. 10, č. 5, s. 337-340.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Brousse
Leconte J. (2015) La carrière de Montboissier, Brousse, Puy-de-Dôme. In ʺLa revue des Micromonteursʺ n°23 – p.33-54.
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Darmstadt
      • Wetteraukreis
        • Nidda
          • Michelnau
Ferdinando Giovine specimen analysis (2006)
    • Giessen Region
      • Lahn-Dill
        • Greifenstein
          • Allendorf
Betz, V., Leinweber, A., Klein, E. und Wahl, H. (2011): Prächtige Zeolithe: Die Mineralien des Steinbruchs "Alter Stein" bei Allendorf im Ulmtal, Westerwald, Hessen. Lapis, 36 (2), 15-38; 54.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Mayen-Koblenz
      • Nickenich
Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors
    • Vulkaneifel
      • Daun
        • Üdersdorf
Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors
      • Gerolstein
        • Roth
Blaß, G. & Schüller, W. (2012): Der Rother Kopf in der Vulkaneifel. Lapis, 37 (3), 20-29.
      • Hillesheim
Blass, G., (2010): Die neuen Mineralienfunde aus der Vulkaneifel, Mineralienwelt, Vol. 05, 2010
Italy
 
  • Campania
    • Naples
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
www.dinet.it/Mineral-GMC/AMI/vesuvio.html.
De Gennaro M., Franco E., Paracuollo G., Passarelli A. - I "tufi" del Vesuvio con cabasite potassica. pp. 223-240.
            • San Vito
Imma Punzo find & collection
Passaglia, E., Porcelli. C. (1983): Zeophyllite from Monte Somma, Vesuvius, Italy, Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 47, 397-400
Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
          • Somma Vesuviana
Russo, M. (1996) La Cabasite di Cava Nuova. Notizie del Gruppo Mineralogico Geologico Napoletano, 1, 1, 4.
        • Mt Vesuvius
          • Torre del Greco
Russo, M. (2003): Mineralogia Vesuviana - Villa Inglese. Micro (località), 2003, 1-10
  • Lazio
    • Metropolitan City of Rome Capital
      • Monte Compatri
        • Laghetto (Laghetto di Montecompatri)
Stoppani, F.S., and Curti, E. (1982) I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.; Liotti, L. (1995) I minerali del complesso vulcanico dei Colli Albani. Seconda parte. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 18, 1 (1-1995), 55-70; Carlini, R., and Signoretti, E. (2018) Il Lazio classico: le cave di leucitite della provincia di Roma (Vallerano, Laghetto e Osa). Fossils & Minerals, 4, 24-53.
      • Rome
        • Osteria dell'Osa
De Michele, V. (1974) Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.; Stoppani, F.S., and Curti, E. (1982) I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pages; Liotti, L. (1995) I minerali del complesso vulcanico dei Colli Albani. Seconda parte. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 18, 1 (1-1995), 55-70; Carlini, R., and Signoretti, E. (2018) Il Lazio classico: le cave di leucitite della provincia di Roma (Vallerano, Laghetto e Osa). Fossils & Minerals, 4, 24-53.
        • Valleranello
Passaglia, E. (1970) The crystal chemistry of chabazites. American Mineralogist, 55, 1278-1301; Carlini, R., and Signoretti, E. (2018) Il Lazio classico: le cave di leucitite della provincia di Roma (Vallerano, Laghetto e Osa). Fossils & Minerals, 4, 24-53.
  • Sicily
    • Metropolitan City of Catania
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
        • Aci Castello
          • Aci Trezza (Acitrezza)
Di Franco, S. (1942): Mineralogia Etnea, Tip. Zuccarello e Izzi, Catania, 175 pp.
  • Veneto
    • Verona Province
      • Marano di Valpolicella (Marano)
Mattioli, M., Cenni, M., and Raffaelli, G. (2008) I Minerali del Veronese. Le mineralizzazioni secondarie delle rocce vulcaniche dei Monti Lessini. Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, 2a serie, Sezione Scienze della Terra 7-2008, 196 pp.; Boscardin, M. (2014) Provincia di Verona. In: Zorzi, F., and Boscardin, M. (eds.), Minerali del Veneto. Alla scoperta sei tesori della nostra regione. Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia di Montebelluna - Treviso, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna, 153-171; Mattioli, M., Giordani, M., Arcangeli, P., Valentini, L., Boscardin, M., Pacella, A., and Ballirano, P. (2018) Prismatic to asbestiform offretite from Northern Italy: Occurrence, morphology and crystal-chemistry of a new potentially hazardous zeolite. Minerals 2018, 8, 69; doi:10.3390/min8020069
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Narvik
XRD,EDS ref. Knut Eldjarn; Husdal, T. (2008): The minerals of the pegmatites within the Tysfjord granite, northern Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum, skrift 38, 5-28.
Russia
 
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
PEKOV, I.V. & NIKOLAEV, A.P. (2013) Minerals of the pegmatites and hydrothermal assemblages of the Koashva deposit (Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, Russia). Mineralogical Almanac 189(2), 7-65.
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
Mikhailova, Y.A., Konopleva, N.G., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Ivanyuk, G.Y., Men’shikov, Y.P., and Pakhomovsky, Y.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(7), 590-598.
Yakubovich, O. V., Massa, W., Gavrilenko, P. G., & Pekov, I. V. (2005). Crystal structure of chabazite K. Crystallography Reports, 50(4), 544-553.
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/lovo.htm
    • Lovozersky District
      • Karnasurt Mountain
        • Second Eastern Stream (Kromka Stream)
Pekov, I. V. (2000) Lovozero Massif - History, Pegmatites, Minerals. Ocean Pictures LTD: Moscow 2000.
Spain
 
  • Canary Islands
    • Las Palmas Province
      • Lanzarote
        • Haría
Calvo, M. (2018). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. IX. Silicatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 767 págs.
USA
 
  • Massachusetts
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Marlborough
unpublished chemical analysis by Larry White 1980, Dr. Carl Francis, Curator, Harvard University pers. comm. 2009.
  • New York
John H. Betts (2009) "The minerals of New York City", Rocks & Minerals, 84, 204-240.
Venezuela
 
  • Bolívar
    • Pedregal city
Journal of South American Earth Sciences Volume 27, Issues 2-3, February-March 2009, Pages 211-218
 
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