Meaning of AFGHANITE in English

AFGHANITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

(Na,Ca,K)8(Si,Al)12O24(SO4,Cl,CO3)3·(H2O)

Environment:

Generally associated with sodalite-group minerals.

IMA Status:

Approved IMA 1968

Locality:

TL: Sar-e-Sang luzurite deposit in Afghanistan.

Name Origin:

From its locality.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

[???] Perfect

Color:

blue or colorless.

Density:

2.55 - 2.65, Average = 2.59

Diaphaniety:

Transparent

Habits:

Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses., ,

Hardness:

5-6 - Between Apatite and Orthoclase

Luster:

Vitreous (Glassy)

Streak:

white

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