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Ferrierite-K Mineral Data

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General Ferrierite-K Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (K,Na)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36•9(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,612.03 gm
   Potassium   3.07 %  K     3.70 % K2O
   Sodium      1.00 %  Na    1.35 % Na2O
   Calcium     0.21 %  Ca    0.30 % CaO
   Magnesium   0.69 %  Mg    1.14 % MgO
   Aluminum    5.16 %  Al    9.76 % Al2O3
   Silicon    33.34 %  Si   71.33 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.39 %  H    12.41 % H2O
   Oxygen     55.13 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2.05Na1.14Mg0.74Ca0.14Al5Si31.01O72•18(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of basalts and as a diagenetic material in rhyolitic tuffaceous sediments and in metamorphic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Santa Monica Mountains, California, U.S.A. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer. The K-dominant member of the ferrierite series.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferrierite-K Say FERRIERITE-K