- a zeolite mineral, similar to stilbite but with potassium replacing some of the calcium.
Origin of phillipsite
1815–25; named after J. W. Phillips (1775–1828), English mineralogist; see -ite1
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Crystals of zeolites (phillipsite) form in the red-clay as radiate, nodular groups.
Morvenite (from Morven in Argyllshire) is the name given to small transparent crystals formerly referred to as phillipsite.