Chabazite is a colorless, pink, or yellow tectosilicate mineral that belongs to the zeolite group of minerals. It is one of the most porous natural zeolites and it exhibits a trigonal crystal system. It mostly occurs in glassy rhombohedral crystals and has a white streak.
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Chabazite is one of the most common types of zeolite that consists of a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum. Gmelinite is one of the rarer zeolites that is very similar in structure and habit with Chabazite. It mostly forms as a pseudomorph after Chabazite.
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The word Chabazite was derived in the early 19th century from the late Greek word "Chabazios" which was misspelled as "Chalazios" which means "Hail Stone Like". This name was given in allusion to its form and color. Fine specimens of these minerals can be found in Iceland, Northern Ireland, Bohemia, New Jersey, Arizona, and India.
The most common occurrence of Chabazite is in voids and amygdules in basaltic rocks. Most of these minerals form in a closed system with Mg-rich solutions by hydrothermal alteration of feldspar and volcanic glass. It can be found in association with other zeolites, quartz, heulandite, stilbite, calcite, natrolite, and apophyllite.
The chemical formula of Chabazite is (Ca, K2, Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2·12H2O. It has a hardness of 4-5 on the Mohs scale.
Phacolite is the only variety of Chabazite.
The price of Chabazite can vary anywhere from $10 to $80 per carat according to its color and quality.
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