Virtual Museum ID: 19-MEM02
Sodalite is a blue tectosilicate mineral. Sodalite is found in igneous rocks that have crystallized from sodium-rich magmas. Some sodalite bearing rocks are trachyte, phonolite, and nepheline syenite. Sodalite is part of a mineral group called Feldspathoids that contain calcium, potassium, and sodium. It is translucent and has a vitreous luster.
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Original Collection:Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources of Cranbrook (MEM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-MEM02
Date Added to VM:2019-06-14
Sample Origin:Moose River, B.C.
Datum:11 (NAD 83)
Primary Mineral Formula:Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Advanced Geological Information
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