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Phillipsite-Na

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William Phillips
Formula:
(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 5
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after William Phillips (1775-1828), English mineralogist and founder of the Geologial Society of London.
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Classification of Phillipsite-NaHide

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-NaHide

Vitreous
Colour:
White
Streak:
White
Hardness:
4 - 5 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Phillipsite-NaHide

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-NaHide

Formula:
(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
IMA Formula:
Na6(Si10Al6)O32 · 12H2O

Crystallography of Phillipsite-NaHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of Phillipsite-NaHide

Other Language Names for Phillipsite-NaHide

Relationship of Phillipsite-Na to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32 . 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chabazite-Na10 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Chabazite-Na on mindat.org.
Calcite8 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Gonnardite6 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Gonnardite on mindat.org.
Faujasite-Na5 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Faujasite-Na on mindat.org.
Siderite4 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Gmelinite-Na3 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Gmelinite-Na on mindat.org.
Montmorillonite3 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Montmorillonite on mindat.org.
Donnayite Group2 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Donnayite Group on mindat.org.
Analcime2 photos of Phillipsite-Na associated with Analcime on mindat.org.
Ferroan Calcite1 photo of Phillipsite-Na associated with Ferroan Calcite 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.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.30BoggsiteCa8Na3(Si,Al)96O192 · 70H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
9.GC.35Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2OIso.
9.GC.35Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2OIso.

Fluorescence of Phillipsite-NaHide

Not fluorescent in UV

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 Phillipsite-NaHide

Reference List:
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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-NaHide

Localities for Phillipsite-NaHide

This 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.

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.
      • 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
Passaglia, E., Luppi, D., Boscardin, M. (2009): Phillipsite e armotomo del Vicentino - distribuzione e caratterizzazione chimica. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 33, 2 (2/2009), 92-112; 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.
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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