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Herschelite

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Sir Frederick William Herschel
Formula:
(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Herschelite was renamed Chabazite-Na by the Zeolite Subcommittee (1997).
In the type description of Bosc d'Antic (1792) the TL was erroneously indicated as Acireale.
Synonym:
A synonym of Chabazite-Na
Originally reported from Rupe di Aci Castello, Aci Castello, Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy.


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Bosc d’Antic, L. (1792): Mémoire sur la chabazie. Journal d’Histoire Naturelle, 2, 181-184.
Bauer, M. (1873): Chabazit, herschelit und seebachit von Richmond, Victoria. Zeitschrift der deutschen Gesellschaft, 25, 351-353
Bauer, M. (1874): Chabazit, Herschelit und Seebachit. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde, 1874, 522-524
Strunz, H. (1959): Die Zeolithe Gmelinit, Chabasit, Levyn (Phakolith, Herschelit, Seebachit, Offretit). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte, 1956, 250-259
Mason, B. (1962): Herschelite-a valid species? American Mineralogist, 47, 985-987
Canadian Mineralogist (1997) 35, 1571-1606.

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