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Chabazite

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Colour:
white, pink, red, yellow, orange
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 5
Specific Gravity:
2.05 - 2.2
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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Pronounciation of ChabaziteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ChabaziteHide

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

Crystallographic forms of ChabaziteHide

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Chabazite no.15 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
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Synonyms of ChabaziteHide

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Varieties of ChabaziteHide

PhacoliteA 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 AssociatesHide

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

Other InformationHide

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 ChabaziteHide

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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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Localities for ChabaziteHide

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