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About BrewsteriteHide

Crystal System:
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

1 : Zeolite group - True zeolites

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

Pronounciation of BrewsteriteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of BrewsteriteHide


Crystallography of BrewsteriteHide

Crystal System:

Synonyms of BrewsteriteHide

Other Language Names for BrewsteriteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
4 photos of Brewsterite associated with CalciteCaCO3
2 photos of Brewsterite associated with Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
1 photo of Brewsterite associated with Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)
1 photo of Brewsterite associated with FluoriteCaF2

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide · 4H2OMon.[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2OMon. · 2.5H2OTet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.12.4CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
16.12.6CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2OMon.
16.12.7EdingtoniteBa[Al2Si3O10] · 4H2O
16.12.8BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth. mm2 : Iba2
16.12.9Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
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
16.12.17SauconiteNa0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
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. 1

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.
  • 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.
Costa Rica
  • Alajuela Province
Rodríguez, A., & van Bergen, M. J. (2017). Superficial alteration mineralogy in active volcanic systems: An example of Poás volcano, Costa Rica. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 346, 54-80.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Savoie
      • 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
  • Lower Saxony
    • Goslar
      • Braunlage
No reference listed
  • Leinster
    • 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.
  • Liguria
    • La Spezia Province
      • Vara Valley
        • Borghetto Vara
[Brewsterite-Ba] European Journal of Mineralogy, 5, 353-360.
  • Baja California Sur
    • Mulegé Municipality
      • Santa Rosalía
        • Boleo District
          • Arroyo de la Soledad
Panczner (1987): 122.
  • 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
  • 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
Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, 191 pp.
  • 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.
  • 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 County
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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