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Mineral Information on:
okenite


Chemical Group:  silicate-zeolite

Chemical Formula: 
H2CaSi2O6.H2O

Color:  white or tinted yellow or blue                                                                          

 

Hardness:  4.5 to 5            Specific Gravity:  2.33            
 

Crystal Forms:  Triclinic system
     Commonly fibrous, also compact

Mineral Associations:  occurs is gas pockets in basalt

Identifying Characteristics:  delicate, radiating, acicular white crystals

Uses:

Occurrences:  Poona, India 

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

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