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Clinoptilolite-Ca

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Formula:
Ca3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Generally not pure but containing additional Na and/or K. Formula previously given as (Ca,Na,K)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36.12H2O.
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
From the Greek klino - "oblique" ptylon - "feather" and lithos - "stone." The Ca-dominant member of the clinoptilolite series.
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Classification of Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Approved
9.GE.05

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

Physical Properties of Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Vitreous
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Type:
Biaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 1.476 - 1.491 nβ = 1.479 - 1.493 nγ = 1.479 - 1.497
2V:
Measured: 31° to 48°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003 - 0.006
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v to r < v strong

Chemical Properties of Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Formula:
Ca3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O

Generally not pure but containing additional Na and/or K. Formula previously given as (Ca,Na,K)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36.12H2O.
IMA Formula:
Ca3(Si30Al6)O72 · 20H2O

Crystallography of Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 17.66 Å, b = 17.963 Å, c = 7.4 Å
β = 116.47°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.983 : 1 : 0.412
Unit Cell V:
2,101.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Other Language Names for Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Relationship of Clinoptilolite-Ca to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Clinoptilolite-KK6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2OMon. 2/m
Clinoptilolite-NaNa6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Mordenite12 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Mordenite on mindat.org.
Erionite7 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Erionite on mindat.org.
Celadonite5 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Celadonite on mindat.org.
Erionite-K3 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Erionite-K on mindat.org.
Dachiardite-Ca3 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Dachiardite-Ca on mindat.org.
Clinoptilolite-Na2 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Clinoptilolite-Na on mindat.org.
Amethyst2 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Amethyst on mindat.org.
Chalcedony2 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Chalcedony on mindat.org.
Calcite2 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Dachiardite-Na2 photos of Clinoptilolite-Ca associated with Dachiardite-Na on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

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
9.GE.20Brewsterite-Sr(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O

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 Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Reference List:
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Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 18: 129-146.
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 145: 216-239.
Armbruster, T. (1993), Dehydration mechanism of clinoptilolite and heulandite: Single-crystal X-ray study of Na-poor, Ca-, K-, Mg-rich clinoptilolite at 100K: American Mineralogist: 78: 260-264.
Fahri Esenli and Isik Kumbasar (1998) X-Ray Diffraction Intensity Ratios I(111)//(311) of Natural Heulandites and Clinoptilolites, Clays and Clay Minerals, Vol. 46, No. 6, 679-686, 1998.
Snellings, R.A., Gualtieri, A.F., Elsen, J. (2009): The Rietveld structure refinement of an exceptionally pure sample of clinoptilolite from Ecuador and its Na-, K-, and Ca-exchanged forms. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie Supplements, 30, 395-40

Internet Links for Clinoptilolite-CaHide

Localities for Clinoptilolite-CaHide

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.
Argentina
 
  • Neuquén
    • Lácar department
      • Caleufú
Pablo Rodrigo Leal, María Elena Vattuone, and Carlos Oscar Latorre (2011) Zeolite assemblages from Northern Patagonian Andes, Argentina: A review. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, v.28, núm. 2, 2011, p. 212-225
Armenia
 
  • Tavuš Province (Tavush)
    • Idzhevan
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Waldviertel
      • Maria Laach am Jauerling
        • Zintring
Kolitsch, U. & Löffler, E. (2012): 1759) Apatit, Klinoptilolith-Ca, Meionit, Prehnit, Titanit, Zirkon und weitere Mineralien aus einem Steinbruch bei Zintring, Maria Laach am Jauerling, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich. Pp. 161-162 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2012): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXI. Carinthia II, 202./122., 123-180.
      • Raabs an der Thaya
        • Eibenstein an der Thaya
Kolitsch, U., Schillhammer, H. & Lamatsch, P. (2015): 1936) Analcim, Axinit-(Fe), Chamosit, Datolith, Gips, Heulandit-Ca, Hyalit, Jarosit, Klinochlor, Klinoptilolith-Ca, Laumontit, Malachit, Molybdänit, Siderit, Sphalerit und Uraninit vom Steinbruch Hengl bei Eibenstein an der Thaya, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich. Pp. 243-245 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2015): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIV. Carinthia II, 205./125., 207-280.
Bulgaria
 
  • Kardzhali Oblast (Kurdzhali; Kărdžali; Kurdjali)
    • Momchilgrad Obshtina
Encheva, S., Petrov, P., Chukanov, N., Pekov, I., Енчева, С., Петко, П., ... & Пеков, И. Dachiardite-K from the area of Austa village, Momchilgrad municipality, Eastern Rhodopes–a new mineral species of zeolite group Дакиардит-K от района на с. Ауста, община Момчилград, Източни Родопи–нов минерален вид от групата на зеолитите.
Canada
 
  • Nova Scotia
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Parrsboro
PE-PIPER, G. and MILLER, L. (2002) Zeolite minerals from the North Shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Geology, 38, 1, 11-28. (Sample W180)
    • Kings Co.
PE-PIPER, G. and MILLER, L. (2002) Zeolite minerals from the North Shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Geology, 38, 1, 11-28.
      • Bay of Fundy
Canadian Mineralogist 38, 1215.
Canadian Mineralogist Vol 38 pp. 1215-1232 (2000)
  • Ontario
    • Timiskaming District
      • Cobalt-Gowganda region
        • South Lorrain Township
Reiner Mielke 2016
  • Québec
    • Laurentides
      • Argenteuil RCM
        • Wentworth
          • Laurel
Van Velthuizen et al. (2006) Mineral. Record 37, 283 [locality 48]
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Horváth collection XRD & EMPA EDS
Cyprus
 
  • Larnaca District (Larnaka District; İskele District)
Prüfer, P. (2010): Mineralien der Insel Zypern. Der Aufschluss 61, 97-106. (in German)
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Ústí Region
      • Děčín (Tetschen)
        • Krásná Lípa
P.Pauliš,L.Hrůzek,O.Janeček,J.Sejkora,R.Malíková,F.Fedyuk(2014)Dachiardite Ca and associated mineralization from Doubice-Vápenka near Krásná Lípa(Czech Rep.),Bull.Miner.-Petrolog.od.Národní Muzeum Praha,22,1,2014.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Röhrnbach
Habel, M. (2009): Der Granodioritbruch der Fa. Josef Uhrmann OHG, Steinerleinbach bei Röhrnbach. Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 66-86.
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Zemplén Mts (Tokaj Mts)
      • Rátka
WDS - Norbert Zajzon
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Kisnána
GEODA, 2000
  • Veszprém Co.
    • Bakony Mts
Szakáll-Gatter-Szendrei: Mineral Species of Hungary, 2005
Indian Ocean
 
  • Ninety East Ridge (90° E Ridge; Indian Ridge)
    • D.S.D.P.
      • Leg 26
D. Besse et al. , Bell. Minéral. , 1981, 104, pp. 56-63.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Kawazu
PXRD + XRF by Alfredo Petrov, 28-08-2017.
    • Tohoku Region
      • Fukushima Prefecture
Z. Kristallogr. 145, 216; Can. Mineral. (1997) 35, 1571
  • Kyushu Region
    • Fukuoka prefecture
Nendo Kagaku v.30, no.1 (1990)
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
    • Waikato
      • Thames-Coromandel
        • Whitianga
S. J. Mills, Museum Victoria
  • South Island
    • Canterbury
S. J. Mills, Museum Victoria
Spain
 
  • Canary Islands
    • Las Palmas Province
various added photos
        • La Aldea de San Nicolás
various added photos
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just District
        • St Just
          • Botallack
            • Botallack Mine sett
J.Russell Socierty 2006, 68-71
USA
 
  • Oregon
    • Clackamas Co.
RRUFF database specimen no. RO61098
    • Malheur Co.
Altaner,Stephan P. and Grim,Ralph E.(1990) Mineralogy,Chemistry,And Diagenesis Of Tuffs In The Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene) Eastern Oregon: Clays and Clay Minerals,Vol.38,No.6,pp 561-572,pg 562. RRUFF database specimen No.RO60662
    • Tillamook Co.
Wise, W.S. and Tschernich, R.W. (1976): Dachiardite-bearing zeolite assemblages in the Pacific Northwest, in: Sand, L.B. and Mumpton, F. (eds.): Natural Zeolites Occurrence, Properties, Use. Pergamon Press (Oxford, New York), pp. 105-111.
  • Washington
    • Douglas Co.
Tschernich (1991): Zeolites of Washington State. Rock & Minerals, 66(4); American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 799-803, 1982
    • Wahkiakum Co.
      • Altoona
Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.75; Micro Probe Volume IX Number 3 Spring 2001
Rudy Tschernich Zeolite Collection
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