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Lévyne-Ca

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Formula:
(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 4½
Specific Gravity:
2.09 - 2.16
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named by David Brewster in 1825 in honor of Serve-Dieu Abailard "Armand" Lévy [November 14, 1794 Paris, France - July 29, 1841 Pecq near Saint-Germain, France], French mineralogist and crystallographer, Paris University, France. Lévy used the nickname "Armand", partly as a personal preference and partly to avoid anti-antisemitism. The suffix indicates the dominant exchangeable cation.
Isostructural with:
The calcium-dominant member of the Levyne series.


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Classification of Lévyne-CaHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.GD.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
D : Chains of 6-membered rings – tabular zeolites
Dana 7th ed.:
77.1.2.8

Physical Properties of Lévyne-CaHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
White
Streak:
White
Hardness:
4 - 4½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect on the {1011}
Density:
2.09 - 2.16 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.17 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Lévyne-CaHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.489 - 1.510 nε = 1.487 - 1.502
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002 - 0.008
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Lévyne-CaHide

Formula:
(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
IMA Formula:
Ca3(Si12Al6)O36 · 18H2O

Crystallography of Lévyne-CaHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.4 Å, c = 22.8 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.701
Unit Cell V:
3 ų
Z:
9

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Type Occurrence of Lévyne-CaHide

Other Language Names for Lévyne-CaHide

German:Levyn-Ca

Relationship of Lévyne-Ca to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2OTric. 1 : P1
Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chabazite-Mg(Mg0.7K0.5Ca0.5Na0.1)[Al3Si9O24]·10H2O Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chabazite-SrSr2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Lévyne-Na(Na2,Ca,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2OTrig.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Erionite-Ca9 photos of Lévyne-Ca associated with Erionite-Ca on mindat.org.
Erionite7 photos of Lévyne-Ca associated with Erionite on mindat.org.
Bellbergite3 photos of Lévyne-Ca associated with Bellbergite on mindat.org.
Cowlesite3 photos of Lévyne-Ca associated with Cowlesite on mindat.org.
Chabazite-Ca2 photos of Lévyne-Ca associated with Chabazite-Ca on mindat.org.
Phillipsite1 photo of Lévyne-Ca associated with Phillipsite on mindat.org.
Pumpellyite-(Mg)1 photo of Lévyne-Ca associated with Pumpellyite-(Mg) on mindat.org.
Hydroxylapatite1 photo of Lévyne-Ca associated with Hydroxylapatite on mindat.org.
Thaumasite1 photo of Lévyne-Ca associated with Thaumasite on mindat.org.
Wollastonite1 photo of Lévyne-Ca associated with Wollastonite 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-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-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 Lévyne-CaHide

Reference List:
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Brewster, D. (1825): Description of levyne, a new mineral species. Edinb. J. Sci., 2, 332-334.
Dana, E.S. (1892) Dana's system of mineralogy, (6th edition), 595.
Sheppard, R.A., A.J. Gude 3d, G.A. Desborough, and J.S. White, Jr. (1974) Levyne-offretite intergrowths from basalt near Beech Creek, Grant County, Oregon. Amer. Mineral., 59, 837-842.
Passaglia, E. and E. Galli (1974) Levynes and erionites from Sardinia, Italy. Contr. Mineral. Petrol., 43, 253-259
Merlino, S., E. Galli, and A. Alberti (1975) The crystal structure of levyne. Tschermaks Mineral. Petrog. Mitt., 22, 117-129.
Wise, W.S. and R.W. Tschernich (1976) The chemical compositions and origin of the zeolites offretite, erionite, and levyne. Amer. Mineral., 61, 853-863.
Mineralogical Magazine (1998): 62: 550.

Internet Links for Lévyne-CaHide

Localities for Lévyne-CaHide

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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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Buckland Co.
England, B.M. (2002) Zeolites and associated minerals from the Krui Valley, Merriwa, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 8, 61-71.
  • Victoria
    • Baw Baw Shire
      • Jindivick
Birch, W. D. (1989): Zeolites of Victoria, p. 98; W.D.Birch 1987. Zeolites from Jindivick, Victoria. Australian Mineralogist, July 1987, pp. 15-19; Haupt,J. (1989) Chapter 4: South Gippsland,59-65 in: Birch, W.D. (Ed.) Zeolites of Victoria,101 pp, Melbourne, 1989
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
    • Hepburn Shire
      • Clunes
Henry, D. A (1988): Minerals from the Clunes Gold Field. Austral. Mineral. 3 (3), 43-52.
W.D.Birch 1979. Levyne from Clunes, Victoria; a new occurrence. The Australian Mineralogist, Aug 1979 pp. 119-120
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Ústí Region
      • Děčín (Tetschen)
        • Česká Kamenice
-P.Pauliš,L.Hrůzek,O.Janeček,J.Sejkora,R.Malíková(2014):Cowlesit a doprovodná mineralizace z vrchu Hackenberg u České Kamenice.Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národní muzeum Praha-2/2014
P. Pauliš,L.Hrůzek,O.Janeček,J.Sejkora,R.Malíková,O.Pour and F.Fediuk(2015)-Tschernichite,Garronite-Ca and associated zeolite mineralization from Jehla near Česká Kamenice(Czech Republic).Bulletin miner.-petrolog. odď.National muz. Prag,23,2,2015.
Denmark (TL)
 
  • Faroe Islands
    • Sandoy Island
Brewster, D. (1825): Description of levyne, a new mineral species. Edinb. J. Sci., 2, 332-334; Merlino, S., Galli, E. and Alberti, A. (1975): The crystal structure of levyne. Tschermaks. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt. 22, 117-129
    • Streymoy Island
Zeolite Colletion of Volker Betz. Analysis by Erick Keck.
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Mayen
        • Ettringen
          • Bellerberg volcano
[Hentschel, G., (1980): Weitere bemerkenswerte Mineralfunde aus quartären Vulkanvorkommen der Eifel, Mainzer geowiss. Mitt. 8, 169-172] [Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors]
Iceland
 
  • Capital Region
Weisenberger, T. & Selbekk, R.S. (2009): Multi stage zeolite facies mineralization in the Hvalfjördur area, Iceland. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 98 (5): 985-999
Weisenberger, T. & Selbekk, R.S. (2009): Multi stage zeolite facies mineralization in the Hvalfjördur area, Iceland. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 98 (5): 985-999
      • Reynivallaháls
        • Snasar
Knut Edvard Larsen collection (according to Weisberger & Selbekk (2009) the levyne in this area is levyne-Ca)
  • Eastern Region
    • Suður-Múlasýsla
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
  • Western Region
    • Mýrasýsla
      • Norðurárdalur
        • Hvammur
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
  • Westfjords
    • Norður-Isafjarðarsýsla
Personally collected by Günter Frenz, analyzed with raman and EDX
    • Vestur-Isafjarðarsýsla
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
India
 
  • Maharashtra
    • Pune District (Poonah District)
      • Pimpri-Chinchwad
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • La Spezia Province
      • Levanto
Bracco R., Castellaro F., Kolitsch U., 2005. Levyna-Ca e altre zeoliti da Costa Sopramare, Levanto (La Spezia, Liguria). Micro, (notizie mineralogiche), 2005 (2): 55-64.
  • Sardinia
    • Cagliari Province
Lapis 2003(2), 21-30
    • Oristano Province
Passaglia E., Artioli G. and Gualtieri A. (1998) : Crystal chemistry of the zeolites erionite and offretite. Amer. Mineral. 83, pagg. 577-589.
  • Umbria
    • Perugia Province
      • Spoleto
Stoppa F., Scordari F., Mesto E., Sharygin V.V. and Bortolozzi G. - Calcium-aluminium-silicate-hydrate "cement" phases and rare Ca-zeolite association at Colle Fabbri, Central Italy (2010). Centr.Eur.J.Geosci. 2 (2), pag. 175-187 .
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Montecchio Maggiore
        • San Pietro
"Minerali del Vicentino - La natrolite" M. Boscardin, S. Pegoraro. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana n. 1 / 2000 pp. 4-11
Japan
 
  • Chugoku Region
    • Shimane Prefecture
      • Oki Islands
        • Nishinoshima
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Fukushima Prefecture
Matsuyama, F. (2001)
Romania
 
  • Brașov Co.
    • Racoş Commune
Szakáll, S., Kristály, F., 2010. Mineralogy of Székelyland, Eastern Transylvania, Romania. Sfântu Gheorghe-Miercurea Ciuc-Târgu Mureş. 2010.
  • Harghita Co.
    • Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely; Oderhellen)
      • Racoş (Racoşu de Jos)
Szakáll, S., Almási, E., Köllı, A., Sajó, I., Vezzalini, G. (2006): New data about the minerals of the copper ore deposit at Balan (East Carpathians) and of limestone xenolithes from basalt at Racosu de Jos (Persani Mts.), Romania. Acta Mineral.-Petrogr., Abstr. Ser. 5, p. 112. [http://www.mineral.hermuz.hu/acta_05/pdf/szakalls1.pdf]; Szakáll, S. & Kristály, F., Eds. (2010): Mineralogy of Székelyland, Eastern Transylvania, Romania. Csík County Nature and Conservation Society, Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania, 321 pp.
Spain
 
  • Castile-La Mancha
    • Ciudad Real
      • Campo de Calatrava volcanoes
        • Almagro
Calvo, M., Viñals, J., Sanz, A. and Martí, J. (2013). Zeolites and asociated minerals in the vacuoles of some of the Campo de calatrava volcanoes - Ciudad Real, Spain. Mineral Up,3, 54-69
        • Bolaños de Calatrava
Calvo, M., Viñals, J., Sanz, A. and Martí, J. (2013). Zeolites and asociated minerals in the vacuoles of some of the Campo de calatrava volcanoes - Ciudad Real, Spain. Mineral Up,3, 54-69
UK
 
  • Northern Ireland
    • Co. Antrim
      • Island Magee
Walker, G.P.L. (1959) Mineralogical Magazine 32(246), p. 202-217.
    • Co. Londonderry (Derry)
      • Limavady
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Golden District
        • Golden
Rocks & Minerals 79:4
Rocks & Minerals 79:4
  • New Mexico
    • Grant Co.
      • Alum Mountain District (Alum District)
        • Gila Hot Springs
Patrick Haynes
    • Rio Arriba Co.
Patrick haynes
  • Oregon
    • Clackamas Co.
      • Milwaukie
Wise, W.S. and Tschernich, R.W (1976) The chemical compositions and origin of the zeolites offretite, erionite, and levyne. American Mineralogist, V 61, pp. 853-863.
    • Columbia Co.
Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/levyneca.pdf)
    • Grant Co.
      • Mount Vernon
Gatta, G.D., Comodi, P., Zanazii, P.F. & Ballaran, T.B. (2005): Anomalous elastic behavior and high-pressure structural evolution of zeolite levyne. American Mineralogist. 90:645-652
    • Wheeler Co.
      • Spray
Alan Goldstein
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