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Pectolite

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Description
Locality: 
Prospect Park Quarry, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3 × 5 × 2.8 cm
Description

Chalky white, radial pectolite aggregates up to 15 mm in diameter, associated with white to brownish, lustrous, apophyllite crystals up to 1 cm tall from the famous American zeolite locality Prospect Park Quarry in New Jersey. A nice and very typical specimen from this famous locality, showing only minor imperfections. 

Mineral Data
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Pectolite

Formula: 
NaCa2(HSi3O9)
Strunz: 
9.DG.05
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sano, Mori, Mt. Baldo, Lagarina Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy

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