Analcime



Analcime, a sodium aluminum silicate hydrate mineral of the zeolite group, was reported by Frondel (1972) to occur in the camptonite dikes in the Buckwheat Open Cut at Franklin. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
     
 Formula: Na2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Analcime

     
 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.513

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.41


     
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