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Thomsonite-Ca Willhendersonite & Gismondine

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Thomsonite-Ca Willhendersonite & Gismondine

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Description
Locality: 
Caspar Quarry, Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 2.5 × 2.3 cm
Description

Fraction of a lime xenolith with several spheres of thomsonite-Ca and small crystals of willhendersonite. Some gismondine is also present.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Thomsonite-Ca

Formula: 
NaCa2[Al5Si5O20]·6H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.10
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Old Kilpatrick, Strathclyde (Dunbartonshire), Scotland, UK

Willhendersonite

Formula: 
KCa[Al3Si3O12]·5H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.10
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vispi Quarry (incl. Celli; Pian di Celle), San Venanzo, Terni Province, Umbria, Italy

Gismondine

Synonym Of: 

Gismondine-Ca

Formula: 
CaAl2Si2O8·4H2O
Strunz: 
9.GC.05
Hardness: 
0.0
Group Parent: 
Zeolite Group

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