Apophyllite

Apophyllite

The name apophyllite is derived from the Greek 峒蟺慰蠁蠀位位委味蠅聽apophylliso,聽meaning "it flakes off", a reference to this class's tendency to flake apart when heated, due to water loss.聽Exfoliation聽of apophyllite is also possible by treating it with acids or simply by rubbing it. These minerals are typically found as secondary minerals in聽vesicles聽in聽basalt聽or other volcanic rocks.


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