Hauyne

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An is an extremely rare mineral and even rarer gemstone. Its bright blue color is common for this stone, but is can be found in white, gray, yellow, green and pink colors too. Hayne is a mineral component found in Lapis Lazuli. Specimnes have been found near volcanic areas, the finest pieces have been found in Germany.`

Hauyne Polished
Hauyne Classification
Common Name Hauyne
Species Sodalite
Hauyne Optical Properties
Transparency Transparent - Translucent
Optic Character NA
Optic Sign NA
Polariscope Reaction Singly Refractive (SR)
Pleochroism None
Hauyne Characteristic Physical Properties
Streak Conchoidal
Toughness Good
Fracture 2.4-2.5
Cleavage None
Hauyne Chemistry & Crystallography
Chemical Name sodium calcium aluminum silicate sulfur sulfate chloride
Chemical Formula (Na,Ca)4-8Al6Si6(O,S)24(SO4,Cl)1-2
Crystal System Cubic
Chemistry Classification Silicate

Hauyne Colors

  • Blue Hauyne Blue

Alternate Names

Hauynite

Countries of Origin

Germany

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This page was created on June 27, 2014.

This page was last edited on October 24, 2019.