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Faujasite-Na

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Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond
Formula:
(Na2,Ca,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2O
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Crystal System:
Isometric
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.
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Classification of Faujasite-NaHide

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-NaHide

Vitreous
Hardness:

Optical Data of Faujasite-NaHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Faujasite-NaHide

Formula:
(Na2,Ca,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2O
IMA Formula:
(Na,Ca,Mg)2(Si,Al)12O24 · 15H2O

Crystallography of Faujasite-NaHide

Crystal System:
Isometric

Type Occurrence of Faujasite-NaHide

Other Language Names for Faujasite-NaHide

Relationship of Faujasite-Na to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Faujasite-Ca(Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2OIso.
Faujasite-Mg(Mg,Na2,Ca)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2OIso.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Phillipsite-Na5 photos of Faujasite-Na associated with Phillipsite-Na on mindat.org.
Calcite3 photos of Faujasite-Na associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Offretite1 photo of Faujasite-Na associated with Offretite on mindat.org.
Opal1 photo of Faujasite-Na associated with Opal on mindat.org.
Phillipsite-K1 photo of Faujasite-Na associated with Phillipsite-K on mindat.org.

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-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
9.GD.10Chabazite-SrSr2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
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[(SO4)3|(Si,Al)20O39(OH)2] · 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.35MaricopaitePb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100 · 32H2OOrth.
9.GD.35Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2OOrth.
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 Faujasite-NaHide

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

Internet Links for Faujasite-NaHide

Localities for Faujasite-NaHide

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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.
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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