Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Analcime


Mineral Name: Analcime
Composition: Sodium aluminum silicate hydrate
Nomenclature: Named after the Greek an alkimos, which means "not strong." This is a reference to the mineral's property to produce weak pyroelectricity; that is, the mineral generates a weak electric current when rubbed or heated.
Industrial Uses: Chemical filters.
Additional Notes: A member of the Zeolite group of minerals. Also referred to as analcite; however, the name analcime is preferred.



French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 147
Analcime
French Southern and Antarctic Territories
Scott 147
7.30 francs
1 Jan 1989

The stamp shows an illustration of a natural, unpolished mineral specimen.



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