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Ferrierite-Na Mineral Data

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General Ferrierite-Na Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,K)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36•9(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,606.68 gm
   Potassium   1.45 %  K     1.75 % K2O
   Barium      0.11 %  Ba    0.12 % BaO
   Sodium      2.70 %  Na    3.64 % Na2O
   Strontium   0.10 %  Sr    0.12 % SrO
   Calcium     0.08 %  Ca    0.11 % CaO
   Magnesium   0.35 %  Mg    0.59 % MgO
   Aluminum    5.18 %  Al    9.78 % Al2O3
   Silicon    33.40 %  Si   71.46 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.39 %  H    12.44 % H2O
   Oxygen     55.24 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3.06K0.97Mg0.38Ca0.05Sr0.03Ba0.02Al5Si31O72�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 1985 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Altoona, Washington, 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. Na-dominant member of the ferrierite series.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferrierite-Na Say FERRIERITE-NA
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Ferrierite