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Scolecite is a gemsona created by N.R. Wynter.

Trivia

Mineralogy

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Scolecite in real life.

  • Scolecite is a member of the zeolite group.
    • Its chemical composition is Ca(Si3Al2)O10 · 3H2O, has a MOHS scale hardness of 5 - 5½, and has a monoclinic crystal system.
  • Scolecite commonly occurs as acicular, or needle-like, and fibrous aggregations.
  • They are often found in cavities of volcanic basalt. Rarely will they appear in granites and gnesis.
  • It ranges from colorless, white, pink, salmon, green, to red.
  • India is the main supplier for scolecite.
  • Scolecite is difficult to distinguish from natrolite.
  • It is both pyro- and piezo-electric.
  • It's named after the Greek word skolex, meaning worm. This is referencing its borax beads that contain the mineral in some cases curls up like a worm from blowpipe flames.
  • Metaphysically, scolecite is a stone of connections, peace, and patterns. It helps the owner take in information, make connections, network, and collect patterns. It also helps with social skills as well as relationships with people, organizations, or groups.
    • Additionally, scolecite aids in communication and the ability to successfully overcome problems.