A Further Study of Analcime Solid Solutions in the System NaAlSi3O8-NaAlSiO4-H2O, with Particular Note of an Analcime Phase Transformation

Ki-Tae Kim* and B. J. Burley
Department of Geology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
*Present address 3405 Keystone Ave., no. 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034, USA.

Summary: The stability field of analcime solid solutions in the system NaAlSi3O8-NaAlSiO4-H2O has been previously determined by Kim and Burley (1971a). These experiments are re-examined with a view to determining the variations of the room-temperature cell parameters of analcime as a function of temperature of synthesis and composition. It is shown from this evidence that most of the analcime solid solutions in these experiments are equilibrium compositions. The increase in the cell dimension of quenched analcime solid solution is found to be 5 × 10−5 Å/°C. It is suggested that birefringence in analcime is induced by low water-pressure relative to total pressure. A phase transition appears to be observed in quenched analcimes of this study and is thought to be the same as that in the Golden analcime reported by Yoder and Weir (1960).

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1980 v. 43; no. 332; p. 1035-1045; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1980.043.332.13
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