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Analcime

Zeolite

Analcime or analcite (from the Greek analkimos - "weak") is a white, gray, or colorless tectosilicate mineral aluminium form. Its chemical formula Si. Minor amounts of potassium substitute for sodium. A silver -bearing synthetic variety also exists (Ag-analcite).

Analcime is usually classified as a zeolite mineral, but structurally and chemically it is more similar to the feldspathoids. Analcime occurs as a primary mineral in analcime basalt. It also occurs as cavity and vesicle fillings associated with prehnite , calcite, and zeolites.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Grey
Pink
Green
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.479

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic