How to identify it
Unique Characteristics or Properties
A cream colored tabular (top part larger than bottom) crystal that commonly is twined (two crystals growing together as a pair), and when it does, it looks like a bow-tie/sheaf of wheat with the two ends larger than the middle.
Where to find it
The Northwest: Found extensively in Oregon, in Fall Creek, Foster, Ochoco Mountain, and Coffin Butte to name a few.
Other: Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Scotland, India, Canada, and many more places.
It has been used in petroleum refining
How it was Made
Stilbite forms in the cavities of large basalt lava flows.
When Stilbite is heated it gives off water because of its’ high H2O content.
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