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Chabazite On Mesolite

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Chabazite On Mesolite

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Locality: 
Boral Quarry, Bundoora, Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

A beautifully trimmed cavity in basalt is initially lined with a druze of fine chabazite variety phacolite over which hemispheres of fine snow white mesolite crystals have grown and the to top these off, are small glass clear stacks of phacolite crystals and some acicular pyrite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chabazite

Synonym Of: 

Chabazite-Ca

Formula: 
(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Chabazite-K

Formula: 
(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0

Chabazite-Mg

Formula: 
(Mg0.7K0.5Ca0.5Na0.1)[Al3Si9O24]·10H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 0.0

Chabazite-Na

Formula: 
(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0

Chabazite-Sr

Formula: 
Sr2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5

Mesolite

Formula: 
Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.05
Hardness: 
5.0
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