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Phillipsite-K & Chabazite

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Phillipsite-K & Chabazite

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Description
Locality: 
Covalca Old Quarry, Vallerano Quarries, Rome Province, Lazio, Italy
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.5 × 2 cm
Description

Colorless terminated crystals of phillipsite-K with chabazite and vonsenite in basalto matrix. Very good piece and some crystal group are cross crystal twinning from the old COVALCA quarry.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Phillipsite-K

Formula: 
(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GC.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Colour: 
White
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Capo di Bove, Rome Province, Latium, Italy

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

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