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Ranciéite Chabazite & Saponite

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Ranciéite Chabazite & Saponite

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Description
Locality: 
Hill's Port, Islandmagee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

Basalt matrix with an amygdale lined with white chabazite crystals and creamy coloured saponite 'balls'. Also present are rare, dark brown clusters of the manganese oxide mineral ranchieite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ranciéite

Formula: 
(Ca,Mn)Mn4O9·3H2O
Strunz: 
4.FL.40
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Le Rancié Mine, Sem, Vicdessos, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France

Chabazite

Synonym Of: 

Chabazite-Ca

Formula: 
(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Chabazite-K

Formula: 
(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0

Chabazite-Mg

Formula: 
(Mg0.7K0.5Ca0.5Na0.1)[Al3Si9O24]·10H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 0.0

Chabazite-Na

Formula: 
(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0

Chabazite-Sr

Formula: 
Sr2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5

Saponite

Formula: 
Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2·nH2O
Strunz: 
9.EC.45
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Lizard Point, Landewednack, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England, UK

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