Minerals identify

Know how to recognize them

Stellerite

Zeolite mineral

Stellerite is a rare mineral discovered by and named after Georg Wilhelm Steller The mineral has a general formula of Ca 2O. Like most rare minerals, there are few commercial uses for stellerite. Mineral collectors are lucky to find it in good enough crystal form. Zeolites, including stellerite, have been studied using a dehydration process to gauge the potential use of their phases as molecular sieves, sorbents, and catalysts.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Pink
Orange

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

The streak

White

Luster ( interacts light )

Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic