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Mineral Information on:
analcite


Chemical Group:   silicate  (zeolite)   

Chemical Formula:   
NaAlSi2O6.H20

Color:  colorless, white, pale gray, pale green, pale yellow, pale red             

 

Hardness:  5 to 5.5        Specific Gravity:  2.22 to 2.29              

Fracture:  sub-conchoidal          Tenacity:  brittle

Luster:  vitreous     

Cleavage:  slightly cubic        Transparency:  transparent to nearly opaque

 

Crystal Forms and Habits: Isometric system
   Commonly forms trapezohedrons   

Mineral Associations:  found with other zeolites; also prehnite and calcite 

Identifying Characteristics:

Uses: 

Occurrences:  New Jersey, Colorado; Nova Scxotia   

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-               when inhaled-

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