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white, pink, red, yellow, orange
4 - 5
Specific Gravity:
2.05 - 2.2
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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Physical Properties of Chabazite

white, pink, red, yellow, orange
4 - 5 on Mohs scale
2.05 - 2.2 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.035 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallographic forms of Chabazite

Crystal Atlas:
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Chabazite no.15 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
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Edge Lines | Miller Indicies | Axes

Opaque | Translucent | Transparent

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

Synonyms of Chabazite

Other Language Names for Chabazite

Varieties of Chabazite


A lens-shaped variety due to twinning/multiple twinning of rhombohedrons.
Originally described from Ceská Lípa (Böhmisch Leipa), Ústí Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite158 photos of Chabazite associated with Calcite on
Stilbite144 photos of Chabazite associated with Stilbite on
Heulandite83 photos of Chabazite associated with Heulandite on
Thomsonite75 photos of Chabazite associated with Thomsonite on
Quartz60 photos of Chabazite associated with Quartz on
Mesolite55 photos of Chabazite associated with Mesolite on
Phillipsite51 photos of Chabazite associated with Phillipsite on
Thomsonite-Ca45 photos of Chabazite associated with Thomsonite-Ca on
Analcime38 photos of Chabazite associated with Analcime on
Natrolite33 photos of Chabazite associated with Natrolite on

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:
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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.

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