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Ferrierite-Mg

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Formula:
[Mg2(K,Na)2Ca0.5](Si29Al7)O72 · 18H2O
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
White, colorless, ...
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Name:
Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer.
This page provides mineralogical data about Ferrierite-Mg.


Classification of Ferrierite-Mg

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-Mg

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

Optical Data of Ferrierite-Mg

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-Mg

IMA Formula:
[Mg2(K,Na)2Ca0.5](Si29Al7)O72 · 18H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Ferrierite-Mg

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

Occurrences of Ferrierite-Mg

Type Occurrence of Ferrierite-Mg

Relationship of Ferrierite-Mg to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Ferrierite-K(K2,Na2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
Ferrierite-Na(Na2,K2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
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.30Faujasite-Na(Na,Ca,Mg)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-Na(Na,K)5(Si31Al5)O72 · 18H2O
9.GD.55BikitaiteLiAlSi2O6 · H2O

Other Names for Ferrierite-Mg

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 Ferrierite-Mg

Reference List:
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).

http://www.iza-online.org/natural/Datasheets/Ferrierite/ferrierite.html

Internet Links for Ferrierite-Mg

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Specimens:
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Localities for Ferrierite-Mg

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.
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. - 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.
Boscardin M., Daleffe A., Rocchetti I., Zordan A. “I minerali nel Vicentino”, Museo “G. Zannato”, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 2011.
      • San Pietro Mussolino
Passaglia E., Luppi D., Boscardin M. & Zordan A. (2010). Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 3/2010, 152-164.
      • Santorso
Alietti, A., Passaglia, E., Scaini, G. (1967): A new occurrence of ferrierite. American Mineralogist, 52, 1562-1563; Passaglia E., Luppi D., Boscardin M. & Zordan A. (2010). Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 3/2010, 152-164.; Boscardin M., Daleffe A., Rocchetti I., Zordan A. "I minerali nel Vicentino"; Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza) 2011, pagg. 184.
      • Schio
        • San Rocco di Tretto
Rivista mineralogica Italiana anno 2014 n. 4 pg. 248 -259
Rivista mineralogica Italiana anno 2014 n. 4 pg. 248 -259
Rivista mineralogica Italiana anno 2014 n. 4 pg. 248 -259
Rivista mineralogica Italiana anno 2014 n. 4 pg. 248 -259
      • Torrebelvicino
        • Mercanti Valley
Passaglia E., Luppi D., Boscardin M. & Zordan A. (2010). Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 3/2010, 152-164.
      • Valdagno
        • Campotamaso
Passaglia E., Luppi D., Boscardin M. & Zordan A. (2010). Stilbite e ferrierite del Vicentino. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 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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