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Natrolite

Tectosilicate

Natrolite is a tectosilicate species belonging to the zeolite and aluminium with the formula Na 10 • 2H2O The type locality is Hohentwiel

It was named natrolite by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1803. The name is derived from natron (νατρών), the Greek word for soda , in reference to the sodium content, and lithos (λίθος), meaning stone. Needle stone or needle-zeolite are other informal names, alluding to the common acicular, which are often very slender and are aggregated in divergent tufts. The crystals are frequently epitaxial overgrowths of natrolite, mesolite , and gonnardite

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Pink

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5
6

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Silky
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic