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Ledererite

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About LedereriteHide

Alois von Lederer
Colour:
White, rarely with a pale salmon pink tint
Lustre:
Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Hardness:
6
Specific Gravity:
2.10
Name:
Named by Charles T. Jackson and Augustus A. Hayes in 1834 in honor of Alois Joseph Xaver Freiherr (Baron) von Lederer [May 20, 1773 Wien, Holy Roman Empire (Austria) - December 20, 1842 New York, New York, USA], mineral collector and Consul General of the Austrian Empire to the United States of America (1820-1842).
A variety of Gmelinite

A crystallographic variety, displaying prismatic, pseudohexagonal crystals, usually with a relatively large basal pinacoid.


Physical Properties of LedereriteHide

Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
White, rarely with a pale salmon pink tint
Hardness:
Hardness Data:
Measured
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
{10-10}
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
2.10 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Synonyms of LedereriteHide

Fluorescence of LedereriteHide

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 LedereriteHide

Reference List:
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Jackson, Charles Thomas and Hayes, Augustus A., 1834, A Description of a New Mineral Species, from Nova Scotia, American Journal of Science, v. 25, p. 78-84.
Marsh, Othniel C., 1867, Contributions to the Mineralogy of Nova Scotia, No. 1 - Ledererite Identical with Gmelinite, American Journal of Science and Arts, v. 44, p. 362-367.
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.

Internet Links for LedereriteHide

Localities for LedereriteHide

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
 
  • Victoria
    • Flinders area
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
Canada
 
  • Nova Scotia
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Parrsboro
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
    • Kings Co.
      • Bay of Fundy
Alger, Francis, 1846, Ledererite in Notices of New Localities of Rare Minerals and Reasons for Uniting Several Supposed Distinct Species, Boston Journal of Natural History, v. 5, p. 297-309.
Cyprus
 
  • Larnaca District (Larnaka District; İskele District)
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
Czech Republic
 
  • Ústí Region
    • Děčín (Tetschen)
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Maroldsweisach
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
Italy
 
  • Veneto
    • Verona Province
      • Roncà
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
      • Vestenanuova
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
    • Vicenza Province
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
      • Marostica
        • Mt Gloso
          • Marsan
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
      • Montorso Vicentino
        • Case Nori
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
UK
 
  • Northern Ireland
    • Co. Antrim
      • Glenarm
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
      • Larne
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
Ukraine
 
  • Crimea
    • Crimea peninsula
      • Bakhchisaray area
        • Trudolyubovka Village
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
    • Simferopol area
      • Ukrainka Village area (Kurtsy)
King, V. and Chenelatto, M., 2011, History of Ledererite. A Crystallographic Variety of Gmelinite, Mineral News, v. 27, p. 1-2, 5-7.
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