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Ferrierite-Na

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About Ferrierite-NaHide

Walter F. Ferrier
Formula:
(Na2,K2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in 1997 by Coombs et al., during a reorganization of zeolite species, for being sodium-dominant ferrierite. The root name is for Walter Frederick Ferrier [4 May 1865 Montréal, Québec, Canada – 15 November 1950 Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada], mineralogist, mining engineer, and geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada.
This page provides mineralogical data about Ferrierite-Na.


Classification of Ferrierite-NaHide

Approved
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-NaHide

Vitreous
Hardness:
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Ferrierite-NaHide

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-NaHide

Formula:
(Na2,K2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
IMA Formula:
(Na,K)5(Si31Al5)O72 · 18H2O

Crystallography of Ferrierite-NaHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 18.886(9) Å, b = 14.182(6) Å, c = 7.470(5) Å
β = 90.0(1)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.332 : 1 : 0.527
Unit Cell V:
2,000.77 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Comment:
Space group P21/n; pseudo-orthorhombic. Data for specimen from Altoona, Washington.

Type Occurrence of Ferrierite-NaHide

Other Language Names for Ferrierite-NaHide

Relationship of Ferrierite-Na to other SpeciesHide

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

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Nontronite1 photo of Ferrierite-Na associated with Nontronite on mindat.org.
Clinoptilolite-Ca1 photo of Ferrierite-Na associated with Clinoptilolite-Ca 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)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2OOrth.
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.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-NaHide

Reference List:
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Gramlich-Meier, R., Gramlich, V., and Meier, W.M. (1985): The crystal structure of the monoclinic variety of ferrierite. Am. Mineral. 70, 619-623.

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Localities for Ferrierite-NaHide

ⓘ - 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.
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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Ústí Region
    • Chomutov (Komotau)
Svejkovský, J., Koutecký, D.: Nerosty v pelokarbonátových konkrecích na hnědouhelném lomu Libouš u Chomutova. Minerál, 2008, roč. 16, č. 1, s. 41 - 44.
USA
 
  • Arizona
azminerals.com
    • Pima Co.
      • Ajo District
        • Little Ajo Mts
          • Ajo
azminerals.com
  • Washington
    • Wahkiakum Co.
      • Altoona
Rudy Tschernich Zeolite Collection
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