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Faujasite-Na

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Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond
Formula:
(Na,Ca,Mg)2(Si,Al)12O24 · 15H2O
System:
Isometric
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Name:
Named after Barthelemy Faujas de Saint Fond (1741-1819), French geologist and writer on the origin of volcanoes. The Na-dominant member of the faujasite series.

Classification of Faujasite-Na

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.GD.30

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

Physical Properties of Faujasite-Na

Vitreous
Hardness (Mohs):
5

Optical Data of Faujasite-Na

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Faujasite-Na

IMA Formula:
(Na,Ca,Mg)2(Si,Al)12O24 · 15H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Faujasite-Na

Crystal System:
Isometric

Type Occurrence of Faujasite-Na

Relationship of Faujasite-Na to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Faujasite-Ca(Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2O
Faujasite-Mg(Mg,Na2,Ca)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2O
9.GD.05Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4)O24 · 11H2O
9.GD.05Gmelinite-KK4(Si8Al4)O24 · 11H2O
9.GD.05Gmelinite-NaNa4(Si8Al4)O24 · 11H2O
9.GD.10WillhendersoniteKCa(Si3Al3)O12 · 5H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-CaCa2Al4Si8O24 · 13H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-K(K2NaCa0.5)Al4Si8O24 · 11H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-Na(Na3K)Al4Si8O24 · 11H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-Sr(Sr,Ca)2Al4Si8O24 · 11H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-Mg(Mg0.7K0.5Ca0.5Na0.1)Al3Si9O24 · 10H2O
9.GD.15Lévyne-CaCa3(Si12Al6)O36 · 18H2O
9.GD.15Lévyne-NaNa6(Si12Al6)O36 · 18H2O
9.GD.20Bellbergite(K,Ba,Sr)2Sr2Ca2(Ca,Na)4(Si,Al)36O72 · 30H2O
9.GD.20Erionite-CaCa5(Si26Al10O72) · 30H2O
9.GD.20Erionite-KK10(Si26Al10O72) · 30H2O
9.GD.20Erionite-NaNa10(Si26Al10O72) · 30H2O
9.GD.25OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
9.GD.25WenkiteBa4Ca6(Si,Al)20O41(OH)2(SO4)3 · H2O
9.GD.30Faujasite-Ca(Ca,Na,Mg)2(Si,Al)12O24 · 15H2O
9.GD.30Faujasite-Mg(Mg,Na,K,Ca)2(Si,Al)12O24 · 15H2O
9.GD.35MaricopaiteCa2Pb7(Si36Al12)O99 · n(H2O,OH)
9.GD.35Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
9.GD.40Dachiardite-CaCa2(Si20Al4)O48 · 13H2O
9.GD.40Dachiardite-NaNa4(Si20Al4)O48 · 13H2O
9.GD.45EpistilbiteCa3(Si18Al6)O48 · 16H2O
9.GD.50Ferrierite-K(K,Na)5(Si31Al5)O72 · 18H2O
9.GD.50Ferrierite-Mg[Mg2(K,Na)2Ca0.5](Si29Al7)O72 · 18H2O
9.GD.50Ferrierite-Na(Na,K)5(Si31Al5)O72 · 18H2O
9.GD.55BikitaiteLiAlSi2O6 · H2O

Other Names for Faujasite-Na

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Faujasite-Na

Reference List:
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1958): 193-200.

Internet Links for Faujasite-Na

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Localities for Faujasite-Na

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
BAUM, M. (1999) Faujasite-Na; another species for the Mont Saint-Hilaire list. MICRONEWS, 33, No.3, 6-7
    • Outaouais
      • Papineau RCM
        • Mulgrave-et-Derry
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.170. Van Velthuizen, J.J., Gault, R.A., Robinson, G.W. & Scovil, J.(2006), Zeolite occurrences in the Central Metasedimentary Belt of the Grenville Province, Ontario, Quebec and New York State. Mineralogical Record: 37: 283-296 [locality #75].
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Aveyron
      • Sainte-Geneviève-sur-Argence
        • Le Bousquet d'Orlaguet
Boisson, J.-M. & Leconte, J. (2014): Analyses 2012-2013 MNHN-MICROMONTEURS. La revue de Micromonteurs, 21.
Germany (TL)
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Kaiserstuhl
      • Sasbach
European Journal of Mineralogy 10 (1998), 1037
Italy
 
  • Sicily
    • Catania Province
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
        • Aci Castello
W. S. Wise (1982) New occurrence of faujasite in southern California. American Mineralogist 67:794-798
Jordan
 
  • Mafraq
    • Safawi
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1129-1135.
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1129-1135.
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1129-1135.
Spain
 
  • Canary Islands
    • Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province
      • Tenerife
        • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
          • Anaga Mts.
Collection Agustin Agudo Espinosa [analyzed by Dr. Joan Viñals of Barcelona].
USA
 
  • Hawaii
    • Kauai Co.
      • Kauai Island
        • Hanamaulu
Rocks & Minerals, vol. 24, p. 366 (1949)
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