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Analcime

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Description
Locality: 
Ladyhill Quarry, Antrim, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4.5 × 4.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Description

A good druse of analcime crystals on a basalt matrix. The crystals are coated with a pale pink unidentified mineral that is unusual for the locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Analcime

Formula: 
Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cyclopean Islands, Acitrezza (Aci Trezza), Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy