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Sacrofanite

Cancrinite

Sacrofanite is a rare silicate mineral that has the general formula of (Na,Ca)9(Si,Al)12O24(SO4,CO3,OH,Cl)4·n(H2O). It was approved as a mineral by the International Mineralogical Association in 1980. Its name comes from the Sacrofano Caldera from which it was discovered in Latium

Identification

The streak

White

Density ( specific gravity )

1.505
1.486

Luster ( interacts light )

Pearly
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal