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Phillipsite-Na

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William Phillips
Formula:
Na6(Si10Al6)O32 · 12H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 5
Name:
Named after William Phillips (1775-1828), English mineralogist and founder of the Geologial Society of London.

Classification of Phillipsite-Na

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.GC.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
C : Chains of doubly-connected 4-membered rings

Physical Properties of Phillipsite-Na

Vitreous
Colour:
White
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
4 - 5

Optical Data of Phillipsite-Na

Type:
Biaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 1.483 - 1.505 nβ = 1.484 - 1.511 nγ = 1.486 - 1.514
2V:
Measured: 60° to 90°, Calculated: 70° to 72°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003 - 0.009
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v or r < v

Chemical Properties of Phillipsite-Na

IMA Formula:
Na6(Si10Al6)O32 · 12H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Phillipsite-Na

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of Phillipsite-Na

Relationship of Phillipsite-Na to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Phillipsite-K (see here)
Forms a series with Phillipsite-Ca (see here)
Other Members of Group:
Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32 . 12H2O
Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
9.GC.05AmiciteK2Na2(Si4Al4O16) · 5H2O
9.GC.05Garronite-CaNaCa2.5(Si10Al6)O32 · 14H2O
9.GC.05Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
9.GC.05GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
9.GC.10HarmotomeBa2(Si12Al4)O32 · 12H2O
9.GC.10Phillipsite-CaCa3(Si10Al6)O32 · 12H2O
9.GC.10Phillipsite-KK6(Si10Al6)O32 · 12H2O
9.GC.10Flörkeite(K3Ca2Na)[Al8Si8O32] · 12H2O
9.GC.15MerlinoiteK5Ca2(Si23Al9)O64 · 24H2O
9.GC.20Mazzite-MgMg5(Si26Al10)O72 · 30H2O
9.GC.20Mazzite-NaNa8(Si28Al8)O72 · 30H2O
9.GC.25PerlialiteK9NaCa(Si24Al12)O72 · 15H2O
9.GC.30BoggsiteNa3Ca8(Si77Al19)O192 · 70H2O
9.GC.35Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10(Si,Al)42O84 · 34H2O
9.GC.35Paulingite-K(K,Ca,Na,Ba,◻)10(Si,Al)42O84 · 34H2O

Other Names for Phillipsite-Na

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Not fluorescent in UV
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 Phillipsite-Na

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1125-1145.

Acta Crystallographica: B30: 2426-2433.

Mineralogical Magazine (1998): 62: 553-554.

G. Diego Gatta, Piergiulio Cappelletti, Nicola Rotiroti, Carla Slebodnick, and Romano Rinaldi (2009): New insights into the crystal structure and crystal chemistry of the zeolite phillipsite. Am. Mineral. 94, 190-199.

Internet Links for Phillipsite-Na

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Localities for Phillipsite-Na

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
    • Buckland Co.
      • Ardglen
Australian Journal of Mineralogy vol.6, no. 1.
    • Northumberland Co.
      • Kulnura
Judd, K, Graham, I., Colchester, D. 2013. The cause of colour in zeolites.in: the wonderful World of Minerals. Min Soc NSW
  • Victoria
    • City of Casey
      • Narre Warren North
Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria, p 100
    • City of Whittlesea
      • Bundoora
Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria, p 100; W.D.Birch 1989. Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria, special publication no.2, pp. 11-30
    • City of Yarra
      • Abbotsford
B. Birch chemical analysis; - Birch, W. D., ed. (1989): Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria Inc., Special Publication No. 2, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-30,92,93,97 & 99
      • Collingwood
        • Clifton Hill
Birch, W. D., ed. (1989): Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria Inc., Special Publication No. 2, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-30,92,93,97 & 99
      • Fairfield
Birch, W. D., ed. (1989): Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria Inc., Special Publication No. 2, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-30,92,93,97 & 99
G. Diego Gatta, Piergiulio Cappelletti, Nicola Rotiroti, Carla Slebodnick, and Romano Rinaldi (2009): New insights into the crystal structure and crystal chemistry of the zeolite phillipsite. Am. Mineral. 94, 190-199.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.414., Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Brousse
Leconte J. (2015) La carrière de Montboissier, Brousse, Puy-de-Dôme. In ʺLa revue des Micromonteursʺ n°23 – p.33-54.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Niederzissen
        • Brenk
Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors
Hungary
 
  • Veszprém Co.
    • Bakony Mts
Kónya-MÁFI,2008
    • Balaton Uplands
      • Tapolcai Basin
        • Zalahaláp
Kónya-MÁFI,2008; Kónya, P. and Szakáll, S. (2011): Occurrence, composition and paragenesis of the zeolites and associated minerals in the alkaline basalt of a maar-type volcano at Haláp Hill, Balaton Highland, Hungary. Mineralogical Magazine 75, 2869-2885.
Italy
 
  • Campania
    • Phlegrean Volcanic Complex
      • Naples Province
        • Phlegrean Fields
          • Bacoli
Russo M. (2008): Zeolites from Campi Flegrei. Bollettino AIZ Series/Report, Vol. 31 (2008), 13-23. Publisher: Associazione Italiana Zeoliti onlus
Russo, M. (2008): Zeolites from Campi Flegrei, Bollettino AIZ Series/Report, Vol. 31 (2008), Publisher: Associazione Italiana Zeoliti onlus
  • Sicily
    • Catania Province
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
        • Aci Castello
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 35, pp. 1571-1606 (1997); Mineralogical Magazine 1956 31 : 265-271; W. S. Wise (1982) New occurrence of faujasite in southern California. American Mineralogist 67:794-798
      • Northern Iblean plateau
Sicurella, G., Russo, S., Ciriotti, M.E., Blass, G. (2010): Mineralogia della formazione di Monte Caliella, Palagonia (Catania, Sicilia). Micro (località), 2/2010, 371-408
Sicurella, G., Russo, S., Ciriotti, M.E., Blass, G. (2010): Mineralogia della formazione di Monte Caliella, Palagonia (Catania, Sicilia). Micro (località), 2/2010, 371-408.
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Montecchio Maggiore
        • San Pietro
- 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), pp.183
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Niigata Prefecture
        • Sado Island
Chiba et al (1995) Bulletin of the National Science Museum (Tokyo), 21, 61-69.
South Africa
 
  • KwaZulu-Natal Province
    • eThekwini District
      • Durban
        • Umhlatuzana valley
Tschernich, R.W. (1992). Zeolites of the World. Geoscience Press Inc.: Phoenix; Cairncross, B. & Dixon, R. (1995). Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa: Linden; Heron, H.D.C. New analyses performed in 2004.
Spain
 
  • Canary Islands
    • Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province
      • Tenerife
        • Adeje
          • Torviscas Alto
Analyzed by XRD by Dr. Joan Vinals (Barcelona)- Col. Agustin Agudo Espinosa
        • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
          • Anaga Mts.
Collection Agustin Agudo Espinosa [analyzed by Dr. Joan Viñals of Barcelona].
USA
 
  • California
    • Kern Co.
      • Kramer District (Kramer Borate District)
        • Boron
          • Kramer Borate deposit
            • U.S. Borax Mine (Pacific West Coast Borax; Pacific Coast Borax Co.; Boron Mine; Boron open pit; U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation Mine; Kramer Mine; Kramer pit; Baker Mine)
American Mineralogist (2005): 90: 1186-1191; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 64
    • Los Angeles Co.
      • Santa Monica Mts
        • Agoura Hills
Fred DeVito collection
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Spring Mts
        • Goodsprings District
Robert Housley pers.comm., Oct 2015
  • Oregon
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Agate Beach
Micro Probe Vol. 9 No. 3, Spring 2001; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 116
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