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Barrerite

Zeolite

Barrerite is a tectosilicate mineral and a member of the zeolite family. It is one of the rarer zeolites. It was named for Richard Barrer

Barrerite crystal are white to pinkish, with a vitreous-glassy luster. The crystal system is orthorhombic and is flat and tabular in appearance. It has a Mohs hardness of 3 to 4 and its cleavage is perfect. Barrerite has a white streak and a density of 2.13.

It was first described in 1974 for an occurrence in Sardinia at Sant' Efisio Tower on Cape Pula in Cagliari Province It has also been reported from Rocky Pass, Kuiu Island , and a few other localities.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Pink

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Density ( specific gravity )

1.479
1.485
1.489

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic