Hauynite

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Hauyne

Description

A sodalite group mineral similar to lapis lazuli. Hauynite is a chloride-containing sodium aluminosilicate with some of the sodium replaced by calcium.

Synonyms and Related Terms

hauyne; haüynite; haüyne; hauinita (Esp.); hauinite (Port.); Hauyn (Deut.) ; hauyn (Ned.)

Raman

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Other Properties

Color = blue, green, white, gray

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Ashok Roy (ed.), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Vol. 2, 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "sodalite." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 8 Sept. 2005 .