glauberite


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glauberite

[′glau̇·bə‚rīt]
(mineralogy)
Na2Ca(SO4)2 A brittle, gray-yellow monoclinic mineral having vitreous luster and saline taste.
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Within these structures prehnite is found as botryoidal coatings, isolated spheres and thick carpets composed of prehnite pseudomorphs after glauberite and anhydrite.
Xu, "Dissolution and seepage coupling effect on transport and mechanical properties of glauberite salt rock," Transport in Porous Media, vol.
Period 2, Saline Period: The saline minerals anhydrite and (minor) glauberite began to form by replacing some of the basalt surrounding the gas cavities.
In places, the quartz forms a coating over the anhydrite and glauberite crystals.
To end on a comparatively light note from Down Under, Chris Payne of Gondwana Gems & Minerals (6 Parkview Drive, Blakeview, South Australia) was able to cover several square feet of a table in his room in the InnSuites with a new find of glauberite crystal specimens, taken out of Like Gillies, Lochiel, South Australia, between 1988 and 1991.
Puente, Covina, CA 91722); and calcite crystals from the Holbrook mine, Bisbee, and copper-stained calcite pseudomorphs after glauberite from Camp Verde, both available from Howard Van Iderstein (Cardinal Minerals, 2 Tulip Lane, Huntington, CT 06484).
You've seen the humble, off-white, opaque, chisel-shaped pseudomorphs of calcite after glauberite from Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Arizona; well, the Sullivans had about 10 floater clusters of these averaging 6 or 7 cm across, and colored sky-blue by copper staining (one alone is medium green, presumably from malachite).
Among the many beautiful stones on view here I was most taken by one rather less colorful than most: a large opal "pineapple" pseudomorph after glauberite, from White Cliffs, New South Wales, surely one of the top ten pseudomorphs of all time.