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Tacharanite & Phillipsite

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Tacharanite & Phillipsite

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Caliella, Palagonia, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 2.4 × 2.4 cm
Weight: 
17.00gr
Description

Very nice specimen with few balls of tacharanite together with phillipsite crystal groups.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tacharanite

Formula: 
Ca12Al2Si18O51·18H2O
Strunz: 
9.HA.75
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.0
Colour: 
White
Type Locality: 
Portree, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, North West Highlands (Inverness-shire), Scotland, UK

Phillipsite

Synonym Of: 

Phillipsite-Ca

Formula: 
(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32 . 12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GC.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Phillipsite-K

Formula: 
(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GC.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Phillipsite-Na

Formula: 
(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32]·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GC.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Group Parent: 
Zeolite Group
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