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General Levyne-Na Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si4O12•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,540.68 gm
   Potassium   0.96 %  K     1.16 % K2O
   Sodium      5.73 %  Na    7.72 % Na2O
   Calcium     2.32 %  Ca    3.24 % CaO
   Magnesium   0.13 %  Mg    0.21 % MgO
   Aluminum   11.09 %  Al   20.95 % Al2O3
   Silicon    21.35 %  Si   45.67 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    2.36 %  H    21.05 % H2O
   Oxygen     56.08 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.99 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3.84K0.38Ca0.89Mg0.08Al6.33Si11.71O36•18(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration of basaltic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Chojabaru, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Armand Levy (1794-1841), French mineralogist and crystallographer, Paris University, France. The Na-dominant member of the levyne series.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Levyne-Na Say LEVYNE-NA
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Echellite
  Levynite
 

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  Levyne-Na

Comments: White tabular hexagonal-shaped levyne-Na crystals associated with analcime.
Location: Dallas, Oregon, USA. Scale: See Image.
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Levyne-Na Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.69536
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.38, c = 22.684, Z = 3; V = 3,516.92 Den(Calc)= 2.18
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.1(1), 2.815(0.8), 8.19(0.65),
 

Physical Properties of Levyne-Na

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {1011} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: White, Grayish white, Reddish white, Yellowish white, Gray.
Help on Density: Density: 2.09 - 2.16, Average = 2.12
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Levyne-Na

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.001 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.026 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.228,KPDmeas= 0.2339,KC= 0.2341
Ncalc = 1.49 - 1.51
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.487-1.502, w=1.489-1.51, bire=0.0020-0.0080.
 

Calculated Properties of Levyne-Na

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.16 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Levyne-Na =2.13 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELevyne-Na = 1.66 barns/electron
U=PELevyne-Na x relectron= 3.58 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 14.12 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Levyne-Na per GRapi unit = 7.08 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Levyne-Na - barely detectable

 

Levyne-Na Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 77.01.02.08a (77)Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.01)true zeolites
  (77.01.02)Chabazite and related species
 
77.01.02.01 Chabazite-Ca (Ca0.5,Na,K)4[Al4Si8O24]•12H2O P1 1
 
77.01.02.01a Chabazite-Na! (Na2,K2,Ca,Mg)[Al2Si4O12]•6(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.01b Chabazite-K! (K2,Ca,Na2,Mg)[Al2Si4O12]•6(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.01c Chabazite-Sr! (Sr,Ca,K2,Na2)[Al2Si4O12]•6(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.02 Herschelite? (Na,Ca,K)AlSi2O6•3(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.03 Willhendersonite KCaAl3Si3O12•5(H2O) P1 1
 
77.01.02.04 Offretite (K2,Ca,Mg)2.5Al5Si13O36•15(H2O) P 6m2 6 m2
 
77.01.02.05 Erionite-Na (Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36]•15(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.02.05a Erionite-K! (K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36]•15(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.02.05b Erionite-Ca! (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36]•15(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.02.06 Gmelinite-Na (Na2,Ca)Al2Si4O12•6(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.02.06a Gmelinite-Ca! (Ca,Na2)Al2Si4O12•6(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.02.06b Gmelinite-K! (K,Na,Ca)6(Al7Si17O48)•22(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.02.07 Faujasite-Na (Na2,Ca,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48]•32(H2O) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.07a Faujasite-Ca! (Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48]•32(H2O) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.07b Faujasite-Mg! (Mg,Na2,Ca)3.5[Al7Si17O48]•32(H2O) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.08 Levyne-Ca (Ca,Na2,K2)Al2Si4O12•6(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.08a Levyne-Na! (Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si4O12•6(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
77.01.02.09 Tschortnerite! Ca4(Ca,Sr,K,Ba)3Cu3(OH)8[Si12Al12O48]•x(H2O),x>=20 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.GD.15 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.G - Tektosilicates with Zeolitic H2O
  09.GD -Chains of 6-membered rings � tabular zeolites
 
09.GD.15 Levyne-Ca (Ca,Na2,K2)Al2Si4O12•6(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
09.GD.15 Levyne-Na! (Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si4O12•6(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 

Other Levyne-Na Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(CanMin, v 35, p 1586) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Levyne-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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Levyne-Na

(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si4O12•6(H2O)
Dana No: 77.01.02.08a Strunz No: 09.GD.15
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