- a white-to-brown or red zeolite mineral, a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum, occurring in sheaflike aggregates of crystals and in radiated masses.
Origin of stilbite
1805–15; < Greek stilb- (stem of stílbein to shine) + -ite1
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In the cavities of such mixed rocks we often find calcedony, and crystals of mesotype, stilbite, and arragonite.A Manual of Elementary Geology
Heulandite is distinguished from stilbite by its crystals and perfect solubility; from apopholite by form of crystals.
Stilbite, stil′bīt, n. a pearly and foliated variety of zeolite.
- a white or yellow zeolite mineral consisting of hydrated calcium sodium aluminium silicate, often in the form of sheaves of monoclinic crystals. Formula: (Na 2 Ca)Al 2 Si 7 O 18 .7H 2 O
C19: from Greek stilbos glittering (from stilbein to shine) + -ite 1
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