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Boggsite

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About BoggsiteHide

Formula:
Ca8Na3(Si,Al)96O192 · 70H2O
Colour:
White, Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
1.98
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Name:
Named in honor of Robert Maxwell Boggs (b. 1918), of Seattle, Washington, USA, rediscoverer of the Goble tschernichite locality, and his son, Russel Calvin Boggs (b. 1952), of Cheney, Washington, USA, who characterized and named tschernichite.

Classification of BoggsiteHide

Approved
First Published:
1990
9.GC.30

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
C : Chains of doubly-connected 4-membered rings
Dana 7th ed.:
77.1.6.7
77.1.6.7

77 : TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
1 : Zeolite group - True zeolites
16.10.9

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
10 : Aluminosilicates of Ca and alkalis

Physical Properties of BoggsiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
White, Colourless
Streak:
White
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
None Observed
Density:
1.98(1) g/cm3 (Measured)    1.994 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BoggsiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.480 nβ = 1.481 nγ = 1.487
2V:
Measured: 25° , Calculated: 46°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.007
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of BoggsiteHide

Formula:
Ca8Na3(Si,Al)96O192 · 70H2O
IMA Formula:
Na3Ca8(Si77Al19)O192 · 70H2O
Common Impurities:
Fe,Mg,K

Crystallography of BoggsiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Imma
Cell Parameters:
a = 20.21(2) Å, b = 23.77(1) Å, c = 12.80(1) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.85 : 1 : 0.538
Unit Cell V:
6,149.01 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Comment:
Crystal-structure determination gave a = 20.236(2), b = 23.798(1), c = 12.798(1) Å (Pluth and Smith, 1992).

Type Occurrence of BoggsiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
American Museum of Natural History and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Howard, D.G., Tschernich, R.W., Smith, J.V., Klein, G.L. (1990) Boggsite, a new high-silica zeolite from Goble, Columbia County, Oregon. American Mineralogist: 75: 1200-1204.

Synonyms of BoggsiteHide

Other Language Names for BoggsiteHide

German:Boggsit
Simplified Chinese:伯格斯石
Spanish:Boggsita

Relationship of Boggsite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlflarseniteNaCa2Be3Si4O13(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2 : P21
AmiciteK2Na2Al4Si4O16 · 5H2OMon. 2
Ammonioleucite(NH4,K)(AlSi2O6)Tet.
AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2OTric. 1 : P1
Bellbergite(K,Ba,Sr)2Sr2Ca2(Ca,Na)4[Al3Si3O12]6 · 30H2OHex.
BikitaiteLiAlSi2O6 · H2OTric. 1 : P1
Brewsterite-Ba(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
Brewsterite-Sr(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Chabazite-Levyne SubgroupA subgroup of the Zeolite Group.
ChiavenniteCaMnBe2Si5O13(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
ClinoptiloliteNote on the distinguishing differences between clinoptilolite and heulandite (hhttp://rruff.
CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2OOrth.
Dachiardite-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2OMon.
Dachiardite-KK4(Si20Al4O48)·13H2OMon.
Dachiardite-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2OMon.
DirenzoiteNaK6MgCa2(Al13Si47O120) · 36H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
EdingtoniteBa[Al2Si3O10] · 4H2O
EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2OMon.
ErioniteThis name now refers to a group of related minerals.
Faujasite
Faujasite-Ca(Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48] · 32H2OIso.
FerrieriteZeolite Group.
FerrochiavenniteCa1-2Fe[(Si,Al,Be)5Be2O13(OH)2] · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
Flörkeite(K3Ca2Na)[Al8Si8O32] · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2OTet. 4 2m : I4m2
GaultiteNa4Zn2Si7O18 · 5H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
Gismondine-BaBa2Al4Si4O16 · 4-6H2O
Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
GmeliniteIn 1997, gmelinite was split into Gmelinite-Ca, Gmelinite-Na and Gmelinite-K.
GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2OOrth.
GoosecreekiteCa[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon.
GottardiiteNa3Mg3Ca5Al19Si117O272 · 93H2OOrth.
Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
Heulandite subgroupNote on the distinguishing differences between heulandite and clinoptilolite (http://rruff.
HsianghualiteCa3Li2(Be3Si3O12)F2
KirchhoffiteCs(BSi2O6)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
LovdariteK2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2OOrth. mm2
MaricopaitePb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100 · 32H2OOrth.
Mazzite-Mg(Mg,K,Ca)5(Si26Al10)O72 · 28H2OHex.
Mazzite-NaNa8[Al4Si14O36]2 · 30H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
Merlinoite(K,Na)5(Ca,Ba)2Al9Si23O64 · 23H2OOrth.
Montesommaite(K,Na)9Al9Si23O64 · 10H2OOrth.
Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2OOrth.
MutinaiteNa3Ca4Si85Al11O192 · 60H2OOrth.
NabesiteNa2BeSi4O10 · 4H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
Natrolite SubgroupA subgroup of the Zeolite Group.
OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2OHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
PahasapaiteLi8(Ca,Li,K)10.5Be24(PO4)24 · 38H2OIso. 2 3 : I2 3
ParthéiteCa2(Si4Al4) O15 (OH)2•4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2OIso.
Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2OIso.
Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2OIso.
PerlialiteK9Na(Ca,Sr)[Al2Si4O12]6 · 15H2OHex.
PhillipsiteZeolite Group.
Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
RoggianiteCa2Be(OH)2Al2Si4O13 · 2.5H2OTet.
Stilbite subgroupThis name now refers to the zeolite subgroup including the Barrerite - Stilbite-Ca - ...
Terranovaite(Na,Ca)8(Si68Al12)O160 · 29H2OOrth.
Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Thomsonite-SrNa(Sr,Ca)2[Al5Si5O20] · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Tschernichite(Ca,Na2)[Al2Si4O12] · 4-8H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
TschörtneriteCa4(Ca,Sr,K,Ba)3Cu3[(OH)2|Al3Si3O12]4 · nH2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
WairakiteCa(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2OMon. 2/m
WeinebeneiteCaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
Wenkite(Ba,K)4(Ca,Na)6[(SO4)3|(Si,Al)20O39(OH)2] · 0.5H2OHex.
WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2OTric.
YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2OMon.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tschernichite4 photos of Boggsite associated with Tschernichite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.GC.05AmiciteK2Na2Al4Si4O16 · 5H2OMon. 2
9.GC.05Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2OTet. 4 2m : I4m2
9.GC.05Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
9.GC.05GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2OOrth.
9.GC.10Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.GC.10Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32 . 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.GC.10Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.GC.10Phillipsite-Na(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2OMon.
9.GC.10Flörkeite(K3Ca2Na)[Al8Si8O32] · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.GC.15Merlinoite(K,Na)5(Ca,Ba)2Al9Si23O64 · 23H2OOrth.
9.GC.20Mazzite-Mg(Mg,K,Ca)5(Si26Al10)O72 · 28H2OHex.
9.GC.20Mazzite-NaNa8[Al4Si14O36]2 · 30H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
9.GC.25PerlialiteK9Na(Ca,Sr)[Al2Si4O12]6 · 15H2OHex.
9.GC.35Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2OIso.
9.GC.35Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2OIso.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

77.1.6.1Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2OOrth.
77.1.6.2EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2OMon.
77.1.6.3MaricopaitePb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100 · 32H2OOrth.
77.1.6.4DachiarditeMon.
77.1.6.5Dachiardite-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.10.1Bytownite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]Tric.
16.10.2LisetiteCaNa2Al4Si4O16Orth.
16.10.4Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
16.10.5Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2OOrth.
16.10.6MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
16.10.7Garronit-Ca
16.10.8Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2OTet. 4 2m : I4m2
16.10.10Herschelite(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OTrig.
16.10.11Phillipsite
16.10.12Fedorite(Na,K)2-3(Ca4Na3)Si16O38(OH,F)2 · 3.5H2OTric. 1 : P1
16.10.13WillhendersoniteKCa[Al3Si3O12] · 5H2OTric.
16.10.14Barrerite(Na,K,Ca0.5)2[Al2Si7O18] · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
16.10.15Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2OOrth.
16.10.16Reyerite(Na,K)2Ca14(Si,Al)24O58(OH)8 · 6H2OTrig.
16.10.17Lévyne
16.10.18Clinoptilolite
16.10.19Heulandite subgroup
16.10.20GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2OOrth.
16.10.21Stilbite subgroup
16.10.22DachiarditeMon.
16.10.23OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2OHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
16.10.24PerlialiteK9Na(Ca,Sr)[Al2Si4O12]6 · 15H2OHex.
16.10.25Erionite
16.10.26Paulingite
16.10.27Sodium Dachiardite(Na2,Ca,K2)4-5Al8Si40O96 · 26H2O
16.10.28Mazzite-Mg(Mg,K,Ca)5(Si26Al10)O72 · 28H2OHex.
16.10.29RoggianiteCa2Be(OH)2Al2Si4O13 · 2.5H2OTet.

Fluorescence of BoggsiteHide

Colorless, transparent boggsite does not fluoresce in ultraviolet radiation, but white zones fluoresce a weak blue- white.
under
both
long
and
short
wave
ultraviolet
radiation.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Unaffected after immersion in 6N HCl for one hour.
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 BoggsiteHide

Reference List:
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Howard, D.G., Tschernich, R.W., Smith, J.V., Klein, G.L. (1990) Boggsite, a new high-silica zeolite from Goble, Columbia County, Oregon. American Mineralogist: 75: 1200-1204.
Pluth, J.J., Smith, J.V. (1990) Crystal structure of boggsite, a new high-silica zeolite with the first three-dimensional channel system bounded by both 12- and 10-rings. American Mineralogist: 75: 501-507.
Coombs, D.S., Alberti, A., Armbruster, T., Artioli, G., Colella, C., Galli, E., Grice, J.D., Liebau, F., Mandarino, J.A., Minato, H., Nickel, E.H., Passaglia, E., Peacor, D.R., Quartieri, S., Rinaldi, R., Ross, M., Sheppard, R.A., Tillmanns, E., Vezzalini, G. (1997) Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names. The Canadian Mineralogist: 35: 1571-1606.
New Mins. (1997) New Minerals 1990-1994.
Mineralogical Record: 30: 5-6.
Arletti, R., Quartieri, S., Vezzalini, G. (2010) Elastic behavior of zeolite boggsite in silicon oil and aqueous medium: A case of high-pressure-induced over hydration. American Mineralogist: 95: 1247-1256.

Internet Links for BoggsiteHide

Localities for BoggsiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Victoria Land
Am Min 89:7 pp 1033-1042; Galli E, Quartieri S, Vezzalini G, Alberti A (1996) Gottardiite, a new high-silica zeolite from Antarctica: the natural counterpart of synthetic NU-87, European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 687-693
USA (TL)
 
  • Oregon
    • Columbia Co.
      • Goble
Amer.Min.(1990) 75:501-507; 75:1200-1204; Micro Probe Vol. 6 No. 5 Fall 1987; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 117
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