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Heulandite

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Heulandite

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Description
Locality: 
Nasik, Maharashtra, India
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.8 × 5.5 × 3.4 cm
Description

A fantastic heulandite - the crystals are grown like a butterfly. The faces are highly lustrous, the color is intense vine-red, the contrast to sparkling colorless apophyllite crystals is spectacular. Rarely saw such a fine Heulandite specimen - even for India this one is striking!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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