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Mineral Information on:
pumpellyite


Chemical Group:  silicate  (zeolite)

Chemical Formula: 
6CaO.3Al2O3.7SiO2.4H2O

Color:  bluish green      

 

Hardness:  5.5                 Specific Gravity:   3.2              

Cleavage: present

 

Crystal Forms: Orthorhombic system
     Crystals rare

Mineral habits: small chatoyant nodules

Mineral Associations:  found in amygdaloidal basalt

Identifying Characteristics:  green color, silky luster, turtle back pattern

Uses:  sometimes as gemstones

Occurrences:  Isle Royale in Lake Superior

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

Additional Information:  Also known as Isle Royale greenstones or chlorastrolite