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Mesolite With Stilbite On Heulandite

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Mesolite With Stilbite On Heulandite

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Description
Locality: 
Kannad, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2 × 2.3 × 5.4 cm
Weight: 
12.50gr
Description

The yellow colored MESOLITE are often misidenfied as thompsonite. In order to confirm the identifaction we have had samples of the yellow crystal analysed The true identification is a tightly packed ball of mesolite crystals and NOT Thompsonite.  The yellow Mesolite in the listed specimen is associated with Stilbite on pale pink Heulandite matrix.

X-ray identification was done in U.S.A.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mesolite

Formula: 
Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.05
Hardness: 
5.0

Stilbite

Synonym Of: 

Stilbite-Ca

Formula: 
NaCa4[Al9Si27O72]·nH2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Stilbite-Na

Formula: 
(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72]·nH2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4
Colour: 
White
Streak: 
White

Heulandite

Synonym Of: 

Heulandite-Ba

Formula: 
(Ba,Ca,K,Na,Sr)5Al9Si27O72·22H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.5

Heulandite-Ca

Formula: 
(Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Heulandite-K

Formula: 
(K,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5

Heulandite-Na

Formula: 
(Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5

Heulandite-Sr

Formula: 
(Sr,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Hardness: 
3 - 3.5
Colour: 
White
Streak: 
White

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