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Millington Quarry (Morris County Crushed Stone Co. Quarry; Tilcon Quarry), Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
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|Colour:||White||Hardness:||4½ - 5|
|Name:||From the Greek for "away from" (ἀπό, apo) and "leaf" (φύλλον, phyllos), in allusion to the way it exfoliates upon heating.|
|Apophyllite-(KF), Apophyllite-(KOH), Apophyllite-(NaF)|
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Classification of Apophyllite
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Physical Properties of Apophyllite
|Hardness (Mohs):||4½ - 5|
|Density (measured):||2.33 - 2.37 g/cm3|
|Density (calculated):||2.37 g/cm3|
Crystallography of Apophyllite
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Optical Data of Apophyllite
|RI values:||nω = 1.535 nε = 1.537|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.002|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Other Names for Apophyllite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Apophyllite
Dunn, Pete J., R.C. Rouse & J.A. Norberg (1978), Hydroxyapophyllite, a new mineral and a redefinition of the apophyllite group: Am. Min.: 63: 196-202.
Internet Links for Apophyllite
|Specimens:||The following Apophyllite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Apophyllite
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