okenite


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okenite

[′ō·kə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
CaSi2O4(OH)2·H2O A whitish mineral consisting of calcium silicate and occurring in fibrous masses.
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4, Goregaon (West), Mumbai -- 400 104, India) had about 25 large (15 to 30 cm across) okenite "geodes" collected in December at the Pathanwadi quarry near Bombay (by the way, Bombay is now officially called/spelled "Mumbai").
These are not the flexible Indian okenite puffballs that they resemble.
A more interesting example was some flats of white Indian okenite puff balls on the floor of the booth of David and Celia Lare's Jeffrey Mining Company.
A new locality for okenite has been found on the Vanidindari Road, Maharashtra, India.
Among these were some very good tetrahedrite and pyrite, botryoidal azurite and malachite with chrysocolla, prismatic blue vivianite crystals to 5 cm, yellow-white hemispheres of wavellite on matrix, okenite, gypsum, prehnite, chalcanthite and good, rich blue turquoise specimens to 12 cm.