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.
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How to use stilbite in a sentence
stilbite, stil′bīt, n. a pearly and foliated variety of zeolite.
Heulandite is distinguished from stilbite by its crystals and perfect solubility; from apopholite by form of crystals.
In the cavities of such mixed rocks we often find calcedony, and crystals of mesotype, stilbite, and arragonite.A Manual of Elementary Geology | Charles Lyell.
British Dictionary definitions for stilbite
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
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