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Hauyne, haüyne or hauynite is a tectosilicate mineral with sulfate and chloride with formula: (Na,Ca)4-8Al6Si6(O,S)24(SO4,Cl)1-2. It is a feldspathoid and a member of the sodalite group. Hauyne crystallizes in the isometric system forming translucent, vitreous typically twinned crystals with highly variable color (blue, white, grey, yellow, green, pink). It has a Mohs hardness of 5 to 6 and a specific gravity of 2.4 to 2.5. The silicate minerals make up the the largest and most important class of rock-forming minerals. ... Sulfate is the IUPAC name for the SO42- ion (British English: Sulphate), consisting of a central sulfur atom bonded singly (sigma) to two oxygen atoms and double bonded (sigma and pi) to two oxygen atoms. ... The chloride ion is formed when the element chlorine picks up one electron to form the anion (negatively charged ion) Cl−. The salts of hydrochloric acid HCl contain chloride ions and are also called chlorides. ... The feldspathoids are a group of tectosilicate minerals which resemble feldspars but have a different structure and much lower silica content. ... Sodalite is a rare, rich royal blue mineral widely enjoyed as an ornamental stone. ... In crystallography, the cubic crystal system (or isometric crystal system) is the most symmetric of the 7 crystal systems. ... A twin boundary occurs when two crystals of the same type intergrow, so that only a slight misorientation exists between them. ... Mohs scale of mineral hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer. ... Relative density (also known as specific gravity) is a measure of the density of a material. ...

Hauyne was first described in 1807 from samples at Vesuvius Mount Somma, Italy. It was named for the French crystallographer, Rene Just Hauy (1743-1822). It occurs in silica deficient igneous rocks in a wide variety of locations. Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy, located at 40°49′N 14°26′ E. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland, although it is not currently erupting. ... Crystallography (from the Greek words crystallon = solid and graphein = write) is the experimental science of determining the arrangement of atoms in solids. ... René Just Haüy (February 28, 1743 – June 3, 1822), French mineralogist, commonly styled the Abbé Haüy, from being an honorary canon of Notre Dame, was born at St Just, in the départment of Oise. ... Igneous rocks are formed when molten rock (magma) cools and solidifies, with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. ...

Also referred to as haüynite by some authors.


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