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Pectolite

Inosilicate

Pectolite is a white to gray mineral, Na 2Si calcium. It crystallizes in the triclinic system typically occurring in radiated or fibrous crystalline masses. It has a Mohs hardness of 4.5 to 5 and a specific gravity variety, larimar , is a pale to sky blue.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.594
1.603
1.631

Luster ( interacts light )

Silky
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic