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Calciohilairite

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About CalciohilairiteHide

Formula:
CaZr[SiO3]3 · 3H2O
Colour:
white to pale blue
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
2.68
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Member of:
Name:
For its chemical composition and relationship to Hilairite

Classification of CalciohilairiteHide

Approved
First published:
1988
9.DM.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
M : Inosilicates with 6-periodic single chains
59.2.3.2

59 : CYCLOSILICATES Three-Membered Rings
2 : Three-Membered Rings, hydrated
14.10.21

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
10 : Silicates of Zr or Hf

Physical Properties of CalciohilairiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
white to pale blue
Hardness:
Cleavage:
None Observed
Density:
2.68(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    
Comment:
Floatation

Optical Data of CalciohilairiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.622(1) nε = 1.619(1)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of CalciohilairiteHide

Formula:
CaZr[SiO3]3 · 3H2O
IMA Formula:
CaZrSi3O9 · 3H2O
Common Impurities:
Na,Cu,Al,Fe,Ti

Crystallography of CalciohilairiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 20.87 Å, c = 16 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.767
Unit Cell V:
6,035.25 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Two trigonal prisms {11-20}, {2-1-10} and two rhombohedrons {10-12} and {00-12}
Twinning:
None observed

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0012381CalciohilairitePushcharovsky D Y, Pekov I V, Pasero M, Gobechiya E R, Merlino S, Zubkova N V (2002) Crystal structure of cation-deficient calciohilairite and possible mechanisms of decationization in mixed-framework minerals Crystallography Reports 47 748-7522002Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia0293
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Type Occurrence of CalciohilairiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
white to pale blue unaltered and altered crystals, to 2 mm
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C. (NMNH no. 161901 and
162182) and Russell C. Boggs collection (no. T990 to T996).
Geological Setting of Type Material:
miarolitic cavities in peralkaline granite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Boggs, R.C. (1988) Calciohilairite: CaZrSi3O9•3H2O The calcium analogue of hilairite from the Golden Horn batholith, Northern Cascades, Washington. American Mineralogist: 73: 1191-1194.

Synonyms of CalciohilairiteHide

Other Language Names for CalciohilairiteHide

Relationship of Calciohilairite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
HilairiteNa2Zr[SiO3]3 · 3H2OTrig.
KomkoviteBaZr[Si3O9] · 3H2OTrig.
Pyatenkoite-(Y)Na5YTi[SiO3]6 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : R3 2
Sazykinaite-(Y)Na5YZr[SiO3]6 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : R3 2

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Calciohilairite associated with Kuzmenkoite-MnK2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5-6H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DM.05StokesiteCaSn[Si3O9] · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
9.DM.10HilairiteNa2Zr[SiO3]3 · 3H2OTrig.
9.DM.10KomkoviteBaZr[Si3O9] · 3H2OTrig.
9.DM.10Sazykinaite-(Y)Na5YZr[SiO3]6 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : R3 2
9.DM.10Pyatenkoite-(Y)Na5YTi[SiO3]6 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : R3 2
9.DM.15GaidonnayiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
9.DM.15GeorgechaoiteNaKZr[Si3O9] · 2H2OOrth. mm2
9.DM.20ChkaloviteNa2BeSi2O6Orth. mm2 : Fdd2
9.DM.25VlasoviteNa2ZrSi4O11Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DM.30RevditeNa16Si16O27(OH)26 · 28H2OMon. 2 : B2
9.DM.35ScheuchzeriteNa(Mn,Mg,Zn)9[VSi9O28(OH)](OH)3Tric. 1 : P1
9.DM.40TerskiteNa4ZrSi6O16 · 2H2OOrth.

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

59.2.3.1HilairiteNa2Zr[SiO3]3 · 3H2OTrig.
59.2.3.3Sazykinaite-(Y)Na5YZr[SiO3]6 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : R3 2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.10.1ZirconZr(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
14.10.2HafnonHfSiO4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
14.10.3ZektzeriteLiNaZrSi6O15Orth.
14.10.4ParakeldyshiteNa2ZrSi2O7Tric.
14.10.5VlasoviteNa2ZrSi4O11Mon. 2/m : B2/b
14.10.6Keldyshite(Na,H)2ZrSi2O7Tric. 1 : P1
14.10.7GaidonnayiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
14.10.8TerskiteNa4ZrSi6O16 · 2H2OOrth.
14.10.9ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2OOrth.
14.10.10HilairiteNa2Zr[SiO3]3 · 3H2OTrig.
14.10.11PetarasiteNa5Zr2(Si6O18)(Cl,OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
14.10.12KhibinskiteK2ZrSi2O7Mon.
14.10.13WadeiteK2Zr(Si3O9)Hex.
14.10.14DalyiteK2ZrSi6O15Tric.
14.10.15KostyleviteK2Zr(Si3O9) · H2OMon.
14.10.16UmbiteK2(Zr,Ti)Si3O9 · H2OOrth.
14.10.17ParaumbiteK3Zr2H(Si3O9)2 · nH2OOrth.
14.10.18GeorgechaoiteNaKZr[Si3O9] · 2H2OOrth. mm2
14.10.19GittinsiteCaZrSi2O7Mon.
14.10.20CalciocatapleiiteCaZr(Si3O9) · 2H2OOrth.
14.10.22ArmstrongiteCaZr[Si6O15] · 3H2OMon.
14.10.23Lemoynite(Na,K)2CaZr2Si10O26 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
14.10.24CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2OMon.
14.10.25BaghdaditeCa6Zr2(Si2O7)2O4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.10.26LovozeriteNa2Ca(Zr,Ti)(Si6O12)[(OH)4O2] · H2OMon.
14.10.27Låvenite(Na,Ca)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.10.28PenkvilksiteNa4Ti2Si8O22 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
14.10.29DarapiositeKNa2Mn2(Li2ZnSi12)O30Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
14.10.30BaziriteBaZr(Si3O9)Hex.
14.10.31KomkoviteBaZr[Si3O9] · 3H2OTrig.
14.10.32ZirsinaliteNa6(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Zr(Si6O18)Trig.
14.10.33Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12Hex.

Fluorescence of CalciohilairiteHide

Not fluorescent

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 CalciohilairiteHide

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Boggs, R.C. (1988) Calciohilairite: CaZrSi3O9•3H2O The calcium analogue of hilairite from the Golden Horn batholith, Northern Cascades, Washington. American Mineralogist: 73: 1191-1194.
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Kononkova, N.N., Pushcharovsky, D.Yu. (2003) Rare-metal “zeolites” of the Hilairite group. New data on minerals, 38, M: 2003: 20-33.
Pushcharovskii, D.Yu., Pekov, I.V., Pazero, M. Gobechiya, E.R., Merlino, S., Zubkova, N.V. (2002) Crystal structure of cation-deficient calciohilairite and probable decationing mechanisms in minerals with mixed frameworks. Kristallographia: 47(5): 814-818. (in Russian)
Salvi, S., Williams-Jones, A.E. (1995) Zirconosilicate phase relations in the Strange Lake (Lac Brisson) pluton, Quebec-Labrador, Canada. American Mineralogist: 80: 1031-1040.

Internet Links for CalciohilairiteHide

Localities for CalciohilairiteHide

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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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E. (2000) I minerali di Mont-Saint-Hilaire (Québec, Canada) Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, XXIV, 140-202 (in Italian with English summary).
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
Miller (1996), Canadian Mineralogist: 34:349-371; Salvi & Williams-Jones (1995); Am.Min.: 80:1031-1040; Miller (1990), Newfoundland Dept. of Mines & Energy Geol. Sur. Report 90-1: 171-182.; BIRKETT, T.C., MILLER, R.R., ROBERTS, A.C., & MARIANO, A.N. (1992) Zirconium bearing minerals from the Strange Lake intrusive complex, Quebec Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 191-205.
Norway
 
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Tvedalen
        • Tuften (Tuften 1 Quarry; Tuften 2 Quarry)
Larsen, K. E. (2015). Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2013-2015. Norsk Mineralsymposium 2015, 79-88.
Russia
 
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Lovozersky District
      • Seidozero Lake
Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
[AmMin 85:1562]; Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
USA
 
  • Washington
    • Okanogan Co.
Markus B. Raschke, Evan J. D. Anderson, Alexandra Skewes, Julien Allaz, Henrik Friis, Joseph Smyth, Charles Stern, Philip M. Persson, Rhiana Henry, Katharina Pfaff, Rudy Tschernich, and Randy Becker (2016) Unusual REE and rare element minerals from pegmatites and alkaline granites: thalenite and brannockite from the Golden Horn Batholith, Washington, and South Platte Pegmatite district, Colorado (USA). Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
BOGGS, R.C. (1988) Calciohilairite: CaZrSi3O9•3H2O The calcium analogue of hilairite from the Golden Horn batholith, Northern Cascades, Washington. American Mineralogist, 73, 1191 1194. Micro Probe Volume VI Number 8; Rocks and Minerals, 66:6, p. 457;
 
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