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Ferrierite-Mg

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Formula:
(Mg,Na2,K2,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
Colour:
White, colorless, pinkish, orange to red
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Specific Gravity:
2.136
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer.
This page provides mineralogical data about Ferrierite-Mg.


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Classification of Ferrierite-MgHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.GD.50

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

Physical Properties of Ferrierite-MgHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
White, colorless, pinkish, orange to red
Streak:
White
Hardness:
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {100}
Density:
2.136 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.11 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Ferrierite-MgHide

Type:
Biaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 1.473 - 1.489 nβ = 1.474 - 1.489 nγ = 1.477 - 1.492
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.004
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
weak

Chemical Properties of Ferrierite-MgHide

Formula:
(Mg,Na2,K2,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
IMA Formula:
[Mg2(K,Na)2Ca0.5](Si29Al7)O72 · 18H2O

Crystallography of Ferrierite-MgHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Morphology:
Radiating groups of lath shaped crystals

Type Occurrence of Ferrierite-MgHide

Other Language Names for Ferrierite-MgHide

Relationship of Ferrierite-Mg to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Ferrierite-K(K2,Na2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2OOrth.
Ferrierite-Na(Na2,K2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2OMon. 2/m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Heulandite28 photos of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Heulandite on mindat.org.
Calcite13 photos of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Chalcedony11 photos of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Chalcedony on mindat.org.
Clinoptilolite9 photos of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Clinoptilolite on mindat.org.
Quartz6 photos of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Clinoptilolite-K4 photos of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Clinoptilolite-K on mindat.org.
Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite3 photos of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite on mindat.org.
Mordenite1 photo of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Mordenite on mindat.org.
Harmotome1 photo of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Harmotome on mindat.org.
Laumontite1 photo of Ferrierite-Mg associated with Laumontite 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.30Faujasite-Na(Na2,Ca,Mg)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-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 Ferrierite-MgHide

Reference List:
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GRAHAM, R.P.D. (1918): On ferrierite, a new zeolite mineral, from British Columbia; with notes on some other Canadian minerals. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Section IV, 185-190.
VAUGHAN, P.A. (1966): The crystal structure of the zeolite ferrierite. Acta Crystallographica 21, 983-990.
ALBERTI, A. & SABELLI, C. (1987): Statistical and true symmetry of ferrierite: possible absence of straight T-O-T bridging bonds. Zeitschrift für Krystallographie 178, 249-256.
TSCHERNICH, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World. Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona (173).
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. Canadian Mineralogist 35, 1571-1606 (1582).

Internet Links for Ferrierite-MgHide

Localities for Ferrierite-MgHide

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Camden Co.
      • Unanderra
Ferrierite: an Australian occurrence, Mineralogical Magazine, Sept 1978 Vol 42, pp 385-9; England, B.M and Oswald, J. - Ferrierite: an Australian occurrence, Mineralogical Magazine, Sept 1978 Vol 42, pp 385-9
  • Victoria
    • Bass Coast Shire
Birch, W.D. (1989) Zeolites of Victoria. Mineralogical Society of Victoria - Special Publication No.2 (110 pages).
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
        • Hüttenberger Erzberg
J. Mörtl, F. Walter, K. Ettinger: Carinthia II 193./113.:259-262 (2003)
  • Styria
    • Graz
      • Wildon
        • Weitendorf
Zirkl, E. J. (1973): Ferrierit im Basalt von Weitendorf, Steiermark. N. Jb. Mineral. Mh. 1973, 524-528.
    • Koralpe
      • Wies
        • Eibiswald
          • Radl pass
Dietmar Jakely, Walter Postl & Franz Bernhard (2012): Ferrierit-Mg – ein längst erwarteter Nachweis aus dem Diabas-Steinbruch am Radlpass südöstlich Eibiswald, Steiermark. Der Steirische Mineralog 26, 53.
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.
    • Rhodope Mts
Tschernich, 1992. Zeolites of the World
Canada (TL)
 
  • British Columbia
    • Kamloops Mining Division
GRAHAM, R.P.D. (1918): On ferrierite, a new zeolite mineral, from British Columbia; with notes on some other Canadian minerals. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Section IV, 185-190. TSCHERNICH, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World. Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona (173).
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.177
      • Westwold
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.178
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Francois Lake
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.178
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Moravia-Silesia Region
      • Příbor
Smutný, Z.: Hončova hůrka – stav lokality a nálezy minerálů v letech 1995 – 1996. Časopis Slezského musea, series A: vědy přírodní, 1997, roč. 46, č. 2. s. 188 – 189.
Italy
 
  • Latium
    • Viterbo Province
      • Vico Lake
Ion Microprobe by Passaglia (Univ. Modena)
Ion Microprobe by Passaglia at Modena University
  • Sardinia
    • Cagliari Province
Orlandi P. & Sabelli C.: Ferrierite from Monastir Sardinia Italy. N. Ib. Miner. Mh. , 498-504 and Lapis 2003(2), 21-30.
Lapis 2003(2), 21-30
Jordi Fabre
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Astico Valley
- Daleffe A., Daleffe M.T. (1997): Ferrierite, heulandite e mordenite di Velo d'Astico (Vicenza). Studi e Ricerche, Associazione Amici del Museo, Museo Civico "G. Zannato", Montecchio Maggiore, 54-56. Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164. - Boscardin M., Daleffe A., Rocchetti I., Zordan A. (2011): Minerali del Vicentino - Aggiornamenti, località e nuove determinazioni. Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali “G. Zannato” – Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 183 pp. - Zordan A. (2014): Provincia di Vicenza. In: Zorzi F., 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, 173-246.
Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164. Boscardin M., Daleffe A., Rocchetti I., Zordan A. “I minerali nel Vicentino”, Museo “G. Zannato”, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 2011.
      • Recoaro Terme
        • Spizt Mt.
Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164.
      • San Pietro Mussolino
Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164.
      • Santorso
Alietti, A., Passaglia, E., Scaini, G. (1967): A new occurrence of ferrierite. American Mineralogist, 52, 1562-1563; Passaglia, E. (1969): Le zeoliti di Albero Bassi (Vicenza). Periodico di Mineralogia, 38, 237-243; Boscardin, M., Girardi, A., Violati Tescari, O. (1975): Minerali nel Vicentino. Club Alpino Italiano, Sezione di Vicenza, 144 pp.; Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan, A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164; Boscardin, M., Daleffe, A., Rocchetti, I., Zordan, A. (2011): Minerali del Vicentino - Aggiornamenti, località e nuove determinazioni. Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali “G. Zannato”, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 183 pp.; Della Costa, L. (2014): Zeoliti e altri minerali della Valle del Timonchiello, Tretto, Schio, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 248-259; Zordan, A. (2014): Provincia di Vicenza. In: Zorzi, F., Boscardin, M., (eds.), Minerali del Veneto. Alla scoperta dei tesori della nostra regione. Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia di Montebelluna - Treviso, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna, 173-246.
      • Santorso and Schio
Della Costa, L. (2014): Zeoliti e altri minerali della Valle del Timonchiello, Tretto, Schio, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 248-259; Zordan, A. (2014): Provincia di Vicenza. In: Zorzi, F., Boscardin, M., (eds.), Minerali del Veneto. Alla scoperta dei tesori della nostra regione. Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia di Montebelluna - Treviso, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna, 173-246.
Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan, A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164; Boscardin, M., Daleffe, A., Rocchetti, I., Zordan, A. (2011): Minerali del Vicentino - Aggiornamenti, località e nuove determinazioni. Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali “G. Zannato”, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 183 pp.; Zordan, A. (2014): Provincia di Vicenza. In: Zorzi, F., Boscardin, M., (eds.), Minerali del Veneto. Alla scoperta dei tesori della nostra regione. Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia di Montebelluna - Treviso, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna, 173-246.
      • Schio
        • Tretto
          • San Rocco di Tretto (San Rocco)
Boscardin, M., Daleffe, A., Rocchetti, I., Zordan, A. (2011): Minerali del Vicentino - Aggiornamenti, località e nuove determinazioni. Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali “G. Zannato”, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 183 pp.; Della Costa, L. (2014): Zeoliti e altri minerali della Valle del Timonchiello, Tretto, Schio, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 248-259; Zordan, A. (2014): Provincia di Vicenza. In: Zorzi, F., Boscardin, M., (eds.), Minerali del Veneto. Alla scoperta dei tesori della nostra regione. Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia di Montebelluna - Treviso, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna, 173-246.
Della Costa, L. (2014): Zeoliti e altri minerali della Valle del Timonchiello, Tretto, Schio, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 248-259; Zordan, A. (2014): Provincia di Vicenza. In: Zorzi, F., Boscardin, M., (eds.), Minerali del Veneto. Alla scoperta dei tesori della nostra regione. Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia di Montebelluna - Treviso, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna, 173-246.
Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan, A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164; Boscardin, M., Daleffe, A., Rocchetti, I., Zordan, A. (2011): Minerali del Vicentino - Aggiornamenti, località e nuove determinazioni. Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali “G. Zannato”, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 183 pp.
      • Torrebelvicino
        • Mercanti Valley
Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164.
      • Valdagno
        • Campotamaso
Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M., Zordan A. (2010): Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34, 3 (3/2010), 152-164.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Hidaka Province
      • Monbetsu (Mombetsu)
Yamada, T. (1997) Suisyou, 10, #1, 17-22.
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 18 (1996) , No. 4 pp 147-153
    • Okhotsk Subprefecture (Abashiri Province)
      • Tokoro-gun
Yajima et al (1971) Mineralogical Journal, 6, 343-364.
Portugal
 
  • Lisbon District
    • Odivelas
      • Ramada and Caneças
Pedro Alves analtycal data. Specimens found by Alexandre Pedroso.
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Níjar
Angel Ortiz Maellas specimen
USA
 
  • California
    • Los Angeles Co.
      • Santa Monica Mts
        • Agoura Hills
Houseley, Bob (2013)
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