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Pollucite

Zeolite mineral

Pollucite is a zeolite ,Na with iron and potassium as common substituting elements. It is important as a significant ore of caesium. It forms a solid solution series with analcime. It crystallizes in the isometric - hexoctahedral crystal system as colorless, white, gray, or rarely pink and blue masses. Well formed crystals are rare. It has a Mohs hardness of 6.5 and a specific gravity of 2.9. It has a brittle fracture and no cleavage.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Grey
Pink
Blue
Violet

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.508

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Isometric