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Chabazite-Na is a hydrous sodium aluminosilicate, specifically a member of the zeolite group (Coombs et al., 1997). Louis Bosc (1792) named chabazite using chabazios, meaning hail, a word appearing in nineteenth century versions of Orpheus' poetry. Most chabazite specimens are calcium dominant, now chabazite-Ca. This chabazite mineral, once called herschelite, is sodium dominant and now called chabazite-Na.

Chabazite-Na forms translucent coarsely crystalline spheres to 3 mm, alongside with colorless spheres of phillipsite-Na to 4 mm, both perched on white powdery gonnardite. The matrix is vesicular basalt. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona.

Price: $50

Item code: MS1912

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