Meaning of AERINITE in English

AERINITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

(Ca,Na)4Mg3(Fe+++,Fe++,Al)3[(Si,Al)O42](OH)6·n(H2O) (n~11.3)

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 1,854.54 gm)

Sodium 0.37 % Na

Calcium 8.00 % Ca

Magnesium 3.93 % Mg

Aluminum 6.11 % Al

Iron 8.43 % Fe

Silicon 20.44 % Si

Hydrogen 1.55 % H

Oxygen 51.16 % O

Empirical Formula:

Ca3.7Na0.3Mg3Fe3+1.4Fe2+1.4Al4.2Si13.5O42(OH)6·11.3(H2O)

Environment:

Alteration product in basalts and andesites. Hydrothermal zeolite.

IMA Status:

Approved IMA 1986

Locality:

TL: Spain, Caserras, Aragon and St. Pandelon, Landes, France.

Name Origin:

Named from the Greek root "aer-", alluding to atmosphere or sky and hence the color, sky blue.

Physical Properties:

Color:

blue, blue green, or sky blue.

Density:

2.48

Diaphaniety:

Translucent

Habits:

Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers., ,

Hardness:

3 - Calcite

Luster:

Vitreous (Glassy)

Streak:

bluish white

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