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Appearance, Uses and History
Scolecite is perfect as a mineral specimen, as its unusual crystal formations are beloved by collectors.
Excellent specimens occur in sprays of fine, needle like crystals, and a few other extremely interesting formations.
There are a range of uses for zeolites, including in industry, but not necessarily for scolecite. It is primarily a collectors mineral.
Scolecite is found in a wide range of locales, with excellent specimens from Brazil, India, Iceland, the UK, and the USA.
Photos of Scolecite
Hazards and Warnings
Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.
When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.
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