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Natrolite With Phillipsite

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Natrolite With Phillipsite

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Description
Locality: 
Palagonia, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4 × 2.4 cm
Description

Sprays of lustrous, colorless crystals to natrolite, needles and sharp, translucent to transparent at the top associated with white balls of phillipsite on this remarkable specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Natrolite

Formula: 
Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hohentwiel, Singen, Hegau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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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