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Chabazite Heulandite Laumontite Prehnite & Quartz

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Chabazite Heulandite Laumontite Prehnite & Quartz

New Discovery

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Description
Locality: 
Copper Valley, Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.6 × 6 × 6 cm
Weight: 
288.00gr
Description

Pale orange-brown chabazite, white laumontite, pale brownish heulandite, colorless analcime, prehnite and quartz crystals and some minor dark green babingtonite in a vug.

Very unusual new discovery. Zeolites from Namibia were almost non-existant to date.

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

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

Laumontite

Formula: 
CaAl2Si4O12·4H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Huelgoat (Locmaria-Berrien), Finistère, Brittany, France

Prehnite

Formula: 
Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DP.20
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Karoo dolerites, Cradock, Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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