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Pectolite-Serandite Series

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About Pectolite-Serandite SeriesHide

Crystal System:
Series Formula:
NaCa2Si3O8(OH) to NaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
A series between Pectolite and Serandite

This series also includes "schizolite", a Mn-bearing variety of pectolite.
Marshallsussmanite is an ordered (CaMn) intermediate member of the series.

Related to nolzeite which contains essential B.

Crystallography of Pectolite-Serandite SeriesHide

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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 Pectolite-Serandite SeriesHide

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Schaller, W.T. (1955): The pectolite–schizolite–serandite series. American Mineralogist, 40, 1022-1031.
Takéuchi, Y., Kudoh, Y. & Yamanaka, T. (1976): Crystal chemistry of the serandite–pectolite series and related minerals. American Mineralogist, 61, 229–237.
Ohashi, Y. and Finger, L.W. (1978) The role of octahedral cations in pyroxenoid crystal chemistry. I. Bustamite, wollastonite, and the pectolite-schizolite-serandite series. American Mineralogist, 63, 274-288.

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