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  • n. A zeolite mineral consisting of sodalite cages connected through hexagonal prisms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A zeolitic mineral occurring in colorless octahedral crystals in the amygdaloid of the Kaiserstuhl in southern Baden. It is a hydrous silicate of aluminium, calcium, and sodium.


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Faujas +‎ -ite, after Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819), French geologist.


  • They're bonding aluminum atoms throughout most of the matrix except here -- " she pointed to the octagonal forms " -- where they're bonding faujasite analogs.


  • What I mean is, the faujasite molecules are composed of similar components, except instead of electrons in the constituent atoms, these have positrons.


  • "Those faujasite analogs have one other component that I don't recognize.



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