Constituent
Name
zeolites
Class
silicate mineral
Compound type
tektosilicate
Comments
Some zeolites can be opaque
Relevance
main - major
Arrangement
pore filling
Formula
$A_{0.5-3}(Al,Si)_{12}O_{24} \bullet n(H_2O)$
Chemical formula
A(05-3)(Al,Si)12O24•n(H2O)
Isotope mixture type
terrestrial abundance
Composition comments
A= Ca,Na,Li,Be,Cs,K,Mg,Sr,Tl,Ba,Pb - O proportion is very various but respect (Si +Al)/O =1/2 (excluding O from hydration)- Sometimes Be can substitued Al

Strunz

Class
silicates (09)
Division
tektosilicate with zeolitic H2O (09.G)
Family
N/A (N/A)

Dana

Major class
silicates (VIII)
Class
tectosilicate zeolite group (77)
Type
true zeolites (77.01)
Group
N/A (N/A)
Phase type
crystalline
Crystal system
various
Crystal class
various
Crystal class symbol
various
Crystal spacegroup
various
Texture
polycrystalline
Density
1.93-3 $g/cm^3$
Diaphaneity
transparent to translucent
Luster
vitreous