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Chabazite

Tectosilicate

Chabazite (UK mineral , with the chemical formula (Ca,K 2,Na 2,Mg)Al 2Si 4O 12•6H 2O. Recognized varieties include Chabazite-Ca, Chabazite-K, Chabazite-Na, and Chabazite-Sr, depending on the prominence of the indicated cation.

Chabazite crystallizes in the triclinic crystal system with typically rhombohedral shaped crystals that are pseudo-cubic. The crystals are typically twinned , and both contact twinning and penetration twinning may be observed. They may be colorless, white, orange, brown, pink, green, or yellow. The hardness ranges from 3 to 5 and the specific gravity from 2.0 to 2.2. The luster is vitreous.

It was named chabasie in 1792 by Bosc d'Antic and later changed to the current spelling.

Chabazite occurs most commonly in voids and amygdules in basaltic rocks.

Chabazite is found in India , the Faroe Islands in Northern Ireland, along the Bay of Fundy , Oregon.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Yellow
Pink
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4
5

The streak

White

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal