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|Colour:||white, pink, red, ...||Lustre:||Vitreous|
|Hardness:||4 - 5|
|Name:||From Gk. chabazios, tune or melody, one of twenty stones named in the poem Peri lithos, which extolled the virtues of minerals. The poem is ascribed to Orpheus, legendary founder of the Orphic cult, which flourished in Greece in the early centuries.|
|Chabazite-Ca, Chabazite-K, Chabazite-Mg, Chabazite-Na, Chabazite-Sr|
Chabazite now is the name of a series of related minerals.
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Classification of Chabazite
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Physical Properties of Chabazite
|Colour:||white, pink, red, yellow, orange|
|Hardness (Mohs):||4 - 5|
|Density (measured):||2.05 - 2.2 g/cm3|
|Density (calculated):||2.035 g/cm3|
Crystallography of Chabazite
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The mindat.org Crystal Atlas allows you to view a selection of crystal drawings of real and idealised crystal forms for this mineral and, in certain cases, 3d rotating crystal objects. You need Java to see these. You can download Java for free - click here to download Java
The 3d models and java code are kindly provided by www.smorf.nl. You can control the movement of the models by holding down the left mouse-button over the 3d model and moving your mouse. Keyboard controls are:
Relationship of Chabazite to other Species
|Member of:||Zeolite Group|
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Other Names for Chabazite
|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 Chabazite
Neuhoff, P.S., J.F. Stebbins, & D.K. Bird (2003), Si-Al disorder and solid solutions in analcime, chabazite, and wairakite: American Mineralogist: 88: 410-423.
Zema, M.; Tarantino, S. C.; Montagna, G. (2008): Hydration/dehydration and cation migration processes at high temperature in zeolite chabazite. Chemistry of Materials 20, 5876-5887.
Internet Links for Chabazite
|Specimens:||The following Chabazite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Chabazite
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