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Brewsterite

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About BrewsteriteHide

Lustre:
Vitreous
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Zeolite Group.
This name now refers to the series of minerals, brewsterite-Ba and brewsterite-Sr, being the barium and strontium end-members of the brewsterite family. Most brewsterite will be the strontium end-member.


Classification of BrewsteriteHide

77.1.7.1

77 : TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
1 : Zeolite group - True zeolites
16.12.3

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
12 : Aluminosilicates of Sr, Ba and Zn

Pronounciation of BrewsteriteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of BrewsteriteHide

Vitreous

Crystallography of BrewsteriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Synonyms of BrewsteriteHide

Other Language Names for BrewsteriteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite4 photos of Brewsterite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Harmotome2 photos of Brewsterite associated with Harmotome on mindat.org.
Wakefieldite-(Ce)1 photo of Brewsterite associated with Wakefieldite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Fluorite1 photo of Brewsterite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.

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

77.1.7.2YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2OMon.
77.1.7.3GoosecreekiteCa[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon.
77.1.7.4RoggianiteCa2Be(OH)2Al2Si4O13 · 2.5H2OTet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.12.1StronalsiteNa2SrAl4Si4O16Orth.
16.12.2SlawsoniteSr(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
16.12.4CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
16.12.5ParacelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
16.12.6CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2OMon.
16.12.7EdingtoniteBa[Al2Si3O10] · 4H2O
16.12.8BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
16.12.9Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
16.12.10Hyalophane(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Mon.
16.12.11BalipholiteBaLiMg2Al3(Si2O6)2(OH)4Orth.
16.12.12ArmeniteBaCa2Al6Si9O30 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
16.12.13Wellsite(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
16.12.14Merlinoite(K,Na)5(Ca,Ba)2Al9Si23O64 · 23H2OOrth.
16.12.15Anandite(Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3((Si,Al,Fe)4O10)(S,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
16.12.16Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4Mon.
16.12.17SauconiteNa0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
16.12.18Minehillite(K,Na)2-3Ca28Zn4Al4Si40O112(OH)16Hex.
16.12.19HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
16.12.20Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8Tric.

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 BrewsteriteHide

Reference List:
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Brooke, H. J. (1822) Edinburgh Philosophical Journal v6 p112.
Alberti, A., M. Sacerdoti, S. Quartieri, and G. Vazzalini (1999), Heating-induced phase transformation in zeolite brewsterite: new 4- and 5-coordinated (Si,Al) sites: Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 26: 181-186.
Sacerdoti, M., G. Vazzalini, and S. Quartieri (2000), Dehydration mechanism in brewsterite: Single crystal X-ray diffraction study: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials: 41: 107-118.

Internet Links for BrewsteriteHide

Localities for BrewsteriteHide

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.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Osoyoos Mining Division
      • Olalla
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.51
  • Ontario
    • Peterborough Co.
      • Methuen Township
[Brewsterite-Ba] van Velthuizen, J. (2006): Zeolite occurrences in the Central Metasedimentary Belt of the Grenville Province, Ontario, Quebec and New York State. Mineralogical Record 37 (4): 283-296; Van Velthuizen, J. (2006): Zeolite occurrences in the Central Metasedimentary Belt of the Grenville Province, Ontario, Quebec and New York State.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Savoie
http://www.micromineral.org/collec_ENSMP/ensmp-oct2003/Collection_ENSMP_oct2003.pdf
      • Tarentaise valley
        • Ruitor massif
          • Sainte-Foy
[Brewsterite-Ba] Guichon, F. (2006). "Une zéolite rare à Sainte Foy Tarentaise (Savoie): la brewsterite-(Ba)." Le Règne Minéral(72), 29-38.
  • Occitanie
    • Hautes-Pyrénées
Le Règne Minéral 47: 5-21
      • Barèges
Ph. Rémy et Ph. Font (2007) "Du titane dans les pyrénées" Microminéral magazine
      • Luz-Saint-Sauveur
        • Rioumajou Valley
Patrice Queneau Collection
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • St Andreasberg District
No reference listed
Ireland
 
  • Co. Wicklow
    • Glendasan
[Brewsterite-Ba] Green, D.I., Tindle, A.G. & Moreton, S. (2005) Brewsterite-Ba and harmotome from the Wicklow lead mines, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Irish J. Earth Sci., 23, 101-6.
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • La Spezia Province
      • Vara Valley
        • Borghetto Vara
[Brewsterite-Ba] European Journal of Mineralogy, 5, 353-360.
Mexico
 
  • Baja California Sur (BC Sur)
    • Mun. de Mulegé
      • Santa Rosalía
        • Boleo District
          • Arroyo de la Soledad
Panczner (1987): 122.
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Flesberg
      • Svene
        • Kongsberg silver mining district
          • Vinoren Silver Mine Field
[Brewsterite-Ba] Larsen, A.O.; Nordrum, F.S. & Erambert, M. (2003): Mineraler i brewsterittserien fra norske lokaliteter. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 25: 41-42
    • Kongsberg
      • Kongsberg silver mining district
        • Overberget Mining Field
[Brewsterite-Ba] Larsen, A.O.; Nordrum, F.S. & Erambert, M. (2003): Mineraler i brewsterittserien fra norske lokaliteter. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 25: 41-42
  • Oppland
    • Sel
      • Sjoa
[Brewsterite-Ba] Larsen, A.O.; Nordrum, F.S. & Erambert, M. (2003): Mineraler i brewsterittserien fra norske lokaliteter. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 25: 41-42
  • Trøndelag
    • Snåsa
[Brewsterite-Sr] Larsen, A.O.; Nordrum, F.S. & Erambert, M. (2003): Mineraler i brewsterittserien fra norske lokaliteter. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 25: 41-42
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Buriatia (Buryatia)
        • Mama River Basin
          • Maigunda River
A.M. Portnov data; Vladykin, N. V., & Sotnikova, I. A. (2017). Petrology, geochemistry and source characteristics of the Burpala alkaline massif, North Baikal. Geoscience Frontiers, 8(4), 711-719.
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, 191 pp.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Allerdale
        • Caldbeck
          • Roughton Gill
Hall, T.M. (1868) The Mineralogist's directory: or a guide to the principal mineral localities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Edward Stanford, London, 168 pp.; Young, B. (1987) Glossary of the minerals of the Lake District and adjoining areas. British Geological Survey, Newcastle upon Tyne, 104 pp.; Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.
  • Scotland
    • Highland
[Brewsterite-Ba] Probed (Marco E. Ciriotti information)
[Brewsterite-Sr] Zeolites of the World, Rudy W. Tschernich 1992
No reference listed
Green, D.I. and McCallum, D. (2005) Kainosite-(Y) from the Strontian Mines, Highland Region, Scotland. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, vol. 26, 23-26.; UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, vol. 29, 15.; Green, D.I., Tindle, A.G., Hubbard, N., McCallum, D., and Jackson, B. (2008) Heulandite-Sr and heulandite-Ba, two zeolite group minerals new to Britain from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Highland Region, Scotland. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 80-86.
USA
 
  • California
    • Mendocino Co.
      • Pieta
        • Ash Creek
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 114, 173; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.51
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
Pawloski, John A. (1965): Two Intersting Zeolites from Connecticut. Rocks and Minerals: 40(7): 494.; Tschernich, Rudy W. (1992): Zeolites of the World. Geoscience Press, Phoenix: 85.
Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976): Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut: 192-201.
  • New York
    • Lewis Co.
      • Diana Township
[Brewsterite-Ba] Robinson, G.W. & Grice, J.D. (1993): The barium analog of brewsterite from Harrisville, New York. Canadian Mineralogist, 31, 676-690.
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