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Stilbite

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Stilbite

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Description
Locality: 
Moonen Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 6.5 × 2.8 cm
Description

Countless, sharp, highly reflective stilbite blades cover almost all of the surface of both sides of this specimen. Sparkles from every direction.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stilbite

Synonym Of: 

Stilbite-Ca

Formula: 
NaCa4[Al9Si27O72]·nH2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Stilbite-Na

Formula: 
(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72]·nH2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4
Colour: 
White
Streak: 
White
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