analcime

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Named in 1801 after the property of attaining weak electricity when heated or subjected to friction, from the Greek word meaning "weak",[1] ἀνάλκιμος (analkimos).

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analcime (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral, a sodium aluminosilicate with a chemical formula NaAlSi2O6·H2O, having a zeolite structure, found in alkaline basalts.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Analcime” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • analcime mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016
  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997

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