Roger Weller, geology instructor
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Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
Datolite is a hydrous calcium boron silicate often associated with zeolites in basalt.
The datolite from northern Michigan occurs as cryptocrystalline fillings within gas
bubble holes in basalt (amygdules). The most common color of the Michigan
datolites is white but they be colored various shades of grayish pink by inclusions
of microscopic-sized flakes of
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Specimen is on display at Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.