Stilbite, or Foliated Zeolite Enlarge
Apr. 1. 1808. Publishd by Ja.s Sowerby London.
British Mineralogy
Silex fulgens

Stilbite, or Foliated Zeolite

  • Class 2. Earths.
  • Order 1. Homogeneous.
  • Gen. 4. Silex.
  • Spec. Stilbite.
  • Syn.
    • Stilbite. Haüy, 3. 161. Wern. Catal. 267.
    • Blattriger Zeolith. Emmerl. 1. 204.
    • Foliated Zeolite. Thomson, 4. 316.
    • Zeolith. Kirw. 1. 278.
    • Zeolithe nacrée. Lameth. 2. 305.

The prisms in this specimen are four-sided, and the two opposite sides that are parallel to the laminæ are broader than the other two; they are terminated by a four-sided pyramid with rhomboidal faces, which in some crystals are truncated at the apex. They line an irregular cavity in a fragment of a Basaltic column from the Giant’s Causeway. I was favoured with it by John Templeton, Esq.

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