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Mineral Information on:
romanechite

Chemical Group:   silicate-zeolite

Chemical Formula:  
KCaAl3Si5O16.H2O

Color:        white, reddish white, light yellow, pink              

Streak:   white

 

Hardness:  4.5               Specific Gravity:     2.2         
 

transparent to opaque   

Luster:  vitreous
 

Fracture:  uneven

Cleavage:

 

Crystal Forms:  Monoclinic system, pseudo tetragonal crystals

Habits: complex cruciform twin crystals

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Uses:

Occurrences: 

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

Additional Information:  crystals smaller and clearer than harmotone