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Analcime Thomsonite & Laumontite

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Analcime Thomsonite & Laumontite

Collected by John & Robert Lawson - collected 2010
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Description
Locality: 
Moonen Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 6.3 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
80.00gr
Description

A lovely classic Isle of Skye zeolite specimen with lots of milky white analcime crystals on thin basalt matrix associated with colourless bladed thomsonite crystals and small white prismatic laumontite crystals. LC

Mineral Data
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Analcime

Formula: 
Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cyclopean Islands, Acitrezza (Aci Trezza), Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy

Thomsonite

Synonym Of: 

Thomsonite-Ca

Formula: 
NaCa2[Al5Si5O20]·6H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.10
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5

Thomsonite-Sr

Formula: 
Na(Sr,Ca)2[Al5Si5O20]·7H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.10
Hardness: 
5.0 - 0.0

Laumontite

Formula: 
CaAl2Si4O12·4H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Huelgoat (Locmaria-Berrien), Finistère, Brittany, France

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