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Mesolite On Heulandite

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Mesolite On Heulandite

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Description
Locality: 
Deshgaon, Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 4 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
50.00gr
Description

Before few months, there was new find of mesolite on matrix of heulandite during road cutting work in Deshgaon village of Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh state of India. I was able to get some specimens from this find.

After analysis, it was found that ball and fine needles both are mesolite. Red / orange color to the balls is due to the inclusions of hematite.

Specimen is permanently mounted in display box with hot glue.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mesolite

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

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

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