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4 - 5
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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Classification of Chabazite

Physical Properties of Chabazite

white, pink, red, yellow, orange
Hardness (Mohs):
4 - 5
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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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:
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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