Stilbite Photos
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Roger Weller, geology instructor     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

stilbite crystals-3
Stilbite is a member of the zeolite family of silicate minerals.  It is a hydrous
calcium-sodium aluminum silicate.  Its most outstanding characteristic is a
strange crystal habit that resembles a sheath pinched in the middle.  Stilbite
ranges from white to a pale pinkish orange color with a pearly luster.


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Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.

Specimen courtesy of Brander Robinson