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General Garronite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64•27(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,642.23 gm
   Sodium     1.74 %  Na    2.35 % Na2O
   Calcium    7.58 %  Ca   10.61 % CaO
   Aluminum  12.25 %  Al   23.15 % Al2O3
   Silicon   21.26 %  Si   45.48 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   2.06 %  H    18.41 % H2O
   Oxygen    55.10 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64•27(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Slopes of Glenariff Valley, Garron Plateau, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Garronite + Pronunciation Say GARRONITE
 

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  Garronite   Siderite

Comments: Translucent white micro crystals of garronite on brown siderite crystals.
Location: Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Garronite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.04203
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.873, c = 10.288, Z = 0.5; V = 1,002.83 Den(Calc)= 2.19
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m) Space Group: I 41/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.66(1), 3.14(1), 4.12(1),
 

Physical Properties of Garronite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good, {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, 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: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Fibrous - Distinctly fibrous fine-grained forms.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Garronite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.018 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.001 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2317,KPDmeas= 0.236,KC= 0.2319
Ncalc = 1.49 - 1.51
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?), b=1.5-1.515
 

Calculated Properties of Garronite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.22 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Garronite =2.19 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGarronite = 2.16 barns/electron
U=PEGarronite x rElectron Density= 4.80 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Garronite is Not Radioactive
 

Garronite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 77.01.03.03 (77)Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.01)true zeolites
  (77.01.03)Gismondine and related species
 
77.01.03.01 Gismondine Ca2Al4Si4O16•9(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
 
77.01.03.02 Amicite K2Na2Al4Si4O16•5(H2O) I2 2
 
77.01.03.03 Garronite Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64•27(H2O) I 41/a 4/m
 
77.01.03.04 Gobbinsite (Na2,Ca)2K2Al6Si10O32•12(H2O) P mn21 mm2
 
77.01.03.05 Harmotome (Ba,Na,K)1-2(Si,Al)8O16•6(H2O) P 21/m 2/m
 
77.01.03.06 Phillipsite-Na (Na,K,Ca)1-2(Si,Al)8O16•6(H2O) P 21/m 2/m
 
77.01.03.06a Phillipsite-Ca! (Ca,K,Na)1-2(Si,Al)8O16•6(H2O) P 21/m 2/m
 
77.01.03.06b Phillipsite-K! (K,Na,Ca)1-2(Si,Al)8O16•6(H2O) P 21/m 2/m
 
77.01.03.08 Perlialite K8Tl4Al12Si24O72•20(H2O) P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.03.09 Paulingite-K (K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5Al10Si35O90•45(H2O) Im3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
77.01.03.09a Paulingite-Na! (Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5Al10Si35O90•45(H2O) Im3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
77.01.03.09b Paulingite-Ca! (Ca,K,Na,Ba)5[Al10Si35O84]•34(H2O) Im3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
77.01.03.10 Mazzite-Mg K2CaMg2(Al,Si)36O72•28(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.03.10a Mazzite-Na! Na8Al8Si28O72•30H2O P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.03.11 Merlinoite (K,Ca,Na,Ba)7Si23Al9O64•23(H2O) I mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.03.12 Montesommaite (K,Na)9Al9Si23O64•10(H2O) F dd2 mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.GC.05 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.G - Tektosilicates with Zeolitic H2O
  09.GC -Chains of doubly-connected 4-membered rings
 
09.GC.05 Amicite K2Na2Al4Si4O16•5(H2O) I2 2
 
09.GC.05 Garronite Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64•27(H2O) I 41/a 4/m
 
09.GC.05 Gobbinsite (Na2,Ca)2K2Al6Si10O32•12(H2O) P mn21 mm2
 
09.GC.05 Gismondine Ca2Al4Si4O16•9(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
 

Other Garronite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Garronite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - EUROmin Project
6 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info
17 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Garronite

Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64•27(H2O)
Dana No: 77.01.03.03 Strunz No: 09.GC.05
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