Mindat Logo

Chabazite

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.



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.
Synonym of:Chabazite-Ca, Chabazite-K, Chabazite-Mg, Chabazite-Na, Chabazite-Sr


Chabazite now is the name of a series of related minerals.

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Chabazite. Currently in public beta-test.

Classification of Chabazite

mindat.org URL:http://www.mindat.org/min-956.html
Please feel free to link to this page.

Physical Properties of Chabazite

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

Crystallography of Chabazite

Crystal Atlas:
Image Loading
Click on an icon to view
Chabazite no.15 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)

About Crystal Atlas

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. The 3d models and HTML5 code are kindly provided by www.smorf.nl.

Toggle
Edge Lines | Miller Indicies | Axes

Transparency
Opaque | Translucent | Transparent

View
Along a-axis | Along b-axis | Along c-axis | Start rotation | Stop rotation

Other Names for Chabazite

Synonyms:
AcadialiteAcadioliteAcadiolitheChabasiteCubic Zeolite
CuboiciteKabaziteNatronchabazit (of Eichhorn)Seebachite
Other Languages:
Dutch:Chabaziet
Esperanto:Ĥabazito
Finnish:Kabasiitti
French:Chabazite
German:Chabasit
Acadialit
Acadiolit
Akadialyt
Chabazit
Cuboicit
Haydenit
Kabazit
Kuboîcit
Seebachit
Hungarian:Chabazit
Italian:Cabasite
Polish:Chabazyt
Russian:Шабазит
Simplified Chinese:斜沸石
Slovak:Chabazit
Spanish:Acadialita
Acadiolita
Chabazita
Cuboicita
Facolita
Haydenita
Kabazita
Seebachita
Varieties:
Phacolite

Other Information

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

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

Search Engines:
  • Look for Chabazite on Google
  • Look for Chabazite images on Google
  • Mineral Dealers:
  • Find Chabazite on www.crystalclassics.co.uk
  • rare and unusual minerals mainly crystallized
  • Fabre Minerals - search for Chabazite specimens
  • Search for Chabazite on Well-Arranged Molecules
  • Fine minerals from bisbeeborn.com
  • SpiriferMinerals.com - high quality low prices
  • High-end worldwide specimens & outstanding customer service
  • The Arkenstone - Fine Minerals
  • Buy from McDougall Minerals
  • Fine Minerals from Weinrich Minerals, Inc.
  • Lapis Mineral Magazin
  • Rare and Unusual minerals at Mineralogical Research Company
  • Specimens:The following Chabazite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

    Localities for Chabazite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    Mineral and/or Locality  
    Search Google  
    Copyright © Jolyon Ralph and Ida Chau 1993-2014. Site Map. Locality, mineral & photograph data are the copyright of the individuals who submitted them. Site hosted & developed by Jolyon Ralph. Mindat.org is an online information resource dedicated to providing free mineralogical information to all. Mindat relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters. Mindat does not offer minerals for sale. If you would like to add information to improve the quality of our database, then click here to register.
    Current server date and time: July 20, 2014 16:29:34
    Mineral and Locality Search
    Mineral:
    and/or Locality:
    Options
    Fade toolbar when not in focusFix toolbar to bottom of page
    Hide Social Media Links
    Slideshow frame delay seconds