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Ferrierite-Mg Mineral Data

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General Ferrierite-Mg Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Na,K)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36•9(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,612.43 gm
   Potassium   1.78 %  K     2.15 % K2O
   Barium      0.11 %  Ba    0.12 % BaO
   Sodium      0.49 %  Na    0.66 % Na2O
   Strontium   0.50 %  Sr    0.59 % SrO
   Calcium     0.49 %  Ca    0.69 % CaO
   Magnesium   1.88 %  Mg    3.12 % MgO
   Aluminum    7.12 %  Al   13.45 % Al2O3
   Silicon    31.22 %  Si   66.79 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.38 %  H    12.32 % H2O
   Oxygen     55.03 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.88 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na0.56K1.19Mg2.02Ca0.32Sr0.15Ba0.02Al6.89Si29.04O72�17.86(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: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1918
Help on Locality: Locality: Railroad cut on the north shore of Kamloops lake, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer. Mg modifier added by zeolite nomenclature committee.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferrierite-Mg Say FERRIERITE-MG