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General Clinoptilolite-Na Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,K,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,703.72 gm
   Potassium   1.89 %  K     2.28 % K2O
   Barium      0.46 %  Ba    0.51 % BaO
   Sodium      3.21 %  Na    4.33 % Na2O
   Calcium     0.90 %  Ca    1.27 % CaO
   Manganese   0.02 %  Mn    0.03 % MnO
   Aluminum    6.60 %  Al   12.46 % Al2O3
   Iron        0.39 %  Fe    0.08 % FeO /  0.47 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    30.32 %  Si   64.87 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.52 %  H    13.59 % H2O
   Oxygen     54.68 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.89 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3.78K1.31Ca0.61Ba0.09Fe2+0.03Mn2+0.01Al6.61Fe3+0.16Si29.19O72�20.4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Most commonly formed as a devitrification product of silicic volcanic glass from tuffs. Also occurs in cavities in rhyolites, andesites, and basalts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Barstow Formation, Owl Canyon, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek klino - "oblique" ptylon - "feather" and lithos - "stone.." The Na-dominant member of the clinoptilolite series.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Clinoptilolite-Na + Pronunciation Say CLINOPTILOLITE-NA
 

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  Clinoptilolite-Na

Comments: Transparent, brown clinoptilolite-Na crystals in cavities.
Location: Richardson Ranch, Madras, Jefferson Co., Oregon, USA. Scale: Specimen Size 1.5x1.5 cm.
© Diederik Visser

Clinoptilolite-Na Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9817:1:0.412
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 17.627, b = 17.955, c = 7.399, Z = 1; beta = 116.29° V = 2,099.51 Den(Calc)= 2.14
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: C 2/m, C 2, Cm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.971(1), 8.99(0.85), 3.91(0.7),
 

Physical Properties of Clinoptilolite-Na

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: White, Reddish white.
Help on Density: Density: 2.1 - 2.2, Average = 2.15
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Fine - Occurs as well-formed fine sized crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5-4 - Copper Penny-Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Clinoptilolite-Na

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.006 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.227,KPDmeas= 0.226,KC= 0.2246
Ncalc = 1.47 - 1.49
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+/-), a=1.476-1.491, b=1.479-1.493, g=1.479-1.497, bire=0.0030-0.0060, 2V(Calc)=0-72, 2V(Meas)=31-48. Dispersion r > v to r < v strong.
 

Calculated Properties of Clinoptilolite-Na

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.17 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Clinoptilolite-Na =2.15 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEClinoptilolite-Na = 3.67 barns/electron
U=PEClinoptilolite-Na x relectron= 7.96 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 27.57 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Clinoptilolite-Na per GRapi unit = 3.63 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Clinoptilolite-Na - barely detectable

 

Clinoptilolite-Na Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 77.01.04.02a (77)Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.01)true zeolites
  (77.01.04)Heulandite and related species
 
77.01.04.01 Heulandite-Ca (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, Cm, C 2 Mono
 
77.01.04.01a Heulandite-Na! (Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, Cm, C 2 Mono
 
77.01.04.01b Heulandite-K! (K,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, Cm, C 2 2/m
 
77.01.04.01c Heulandite-Sr! (Sr,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, Cm, C 2 Mono
 
77.01.04.01d Heulandite-Ba! (Ba,Ca,K,Na,Sr)5Al9Si27O72•22(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.04.02 Clinoptilolite-K (Na,K,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, C 2, Cm Mono
 
77.01.04.02a Clinoptilolite-Na! (Na,K,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, C 2, Cm Mono
 
77.01.04.02b Clinoptilolite-Ca! (Ca,Na,K)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.04.03 Stilbite-Ca NaCa4[Al8Si28O72]•n(H2O)(n=28-32) C 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.04.03a Stilbite-Na! Na3Ca3[Al8Si28O72]•n(H2O)(n=28-32) C 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.04.04 Stellerite CaAl2Si7O18•7(H2O) F mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.04.05 Barrerite (Na,K,Ca)2Al2Si7O18•6(H2O) Amma or Ammm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.GE.05 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.G - Tektosilicates with Zeolitic H2O
  09.GE -Chains of T10O20 Tetrahedra
 
09.GE.05 Clinoptilolite-Na! (Na,K,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, C 2, Cm Mono
 
09.GE.05 Clinoptilolite-K (Na,K,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, C 2, Cm Mono
 
09.GE.05 Clinoptilolite-Ca! (Ca,Na,K)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
 
09.GE.05 Heulandite-Ca (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, Cm, C 2 Mono
 
09.GE.05 Heulandite-K! (K,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, Cm, C 2 2/m
 
09.GE.05 Heulandite-Na! (Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, Cm, C 2 Mono
 
09.GE.05 Heulandite-Sr! (Sr,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O) C 2/m, Cm, C 2 Mono
 
09.GE.05 Heulandite-Ba! (Ba,Ca,K,Na,Sr)5Al9Si27O72•22(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Clinoptilolite-Na Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Clinoptilolite-Na :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Clinoptilolite-Na

(Na,K,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36•12(H2O)
Dana No: 77.01.04.02a Strunz No: 09.GE.05
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