McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Home » Minerals » Sodalite

Sodalite


Mineral Properties and Uses



Physical Properties of Sodalite

Chemical Classification silicate
Color blue, white, gray, green, colorless, yellow, red
Streak white, blue
Luster vitreous
Diaphaneity transparent to translucent
Cleavage none
Mohs Hardness 5.5 to 6
Specific Gravity 2.2 to 2.3
Diagnostic Properties color
Chemical Composition Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Crystal System isometric
Uses dimension stone, decorative purposes, ornamental material


Sodalite close up
A close-up of the sodalite from Ice River, British Columbia, Canada. Overall specimen is approximately 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) across.



Find it on Geology.com




More from Geology.com


rocks
Rock Gallery: Photos of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
gem photos
100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure.
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite : a manganese mineral used as an ore, a pink gem and an ornamental stone.
Geology News
Geology.com News is updated several times each week. Read it here or receive email updates.
Malachite
Malachite has served as a gem material, pigment and ore of copper for thousands of years.
Peanut Wood
Peanut Wood is a type of fossil wood found in Australia. Do you know how it forms?
city satellite images
What City is This? Can you recognize United States cities from satellite images?
Peridotite
Peridotite is a chromite host rock, a source of diamonds and a possible carbon dioxide sink.


Sodalite
Sodalite from Ice River, British Columbia, Canada. Specimen is approximately 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) across.




More Minerals
  Minerals
  Quartz
  Mineral Identification Chart
  Fluorescent Minerals
  Mohs Hardness Scale
  Corundum
  Find Minerals and Gems
  Diamond




© 2005-2015 Geology.com. All Rights Reserved.
Images, code and content of this website are property of Geology.com. Use without permission is prohibited. Pages on this site are protected by Copyscape.