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Chabazite

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Colour:
white, pink, red, ...
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 5
Name:
Named in 1788 by Louis-Augustin Bosc d'Antic from the Greek 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 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

Vitreous
Colour:
white, pink, red, yellow, orange
Streak:
white
Hardness (Mohs):
4 - 5
Density:
2.05 - 2.2 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.035 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallographic forms of Chabazite

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Chabazite no.15 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
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Other Names for Chabazite

Other Information

Health Risks:
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

Reference List:
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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