Zeolites Crystals - Apophyllite with Stilbite Specimen
This standing specimen is zeolites Crystal and it is very beautiful structure with Stilbite. This minerals is from India.
The listing is for 1 piece.
Size :- 4.5*4*3.5 inch
Weight :- 495 grams
The cage-like structure of zeolites makes them useful in all sorts of ways. One of the biggest everyday uses for zeolites is in water softeners and water filters. In ion-exchange water softeners, for example, hard water (rich in calcium and magnesium ions) is piped through a column filled with sodium-containing zeolites. The zeolites trap the calcium and magnesium ions and release sodium ions in their place, so the water becomes softer but richer in sodium. Many everyday laundry and dishwasher detergents contain zeolites to remove calcium and magnesium and soften water so they work more effectively.
Two other very common, everyday uses of zeolites are in odor control and pet litter; in both, the porous crystalline structure of the zeolites helps by trapping unwanted liquids and odor molecules. This simple idea, so effective in our homes, has much more important uses outside them: zeolites have proved extremely effective at removing radioactive particles from nuclear waste and cleaning up soils contaminated with toxic heavy metals. (Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011, rice farmers spread zeolites on their fields in an attempt to trap any lingering radioactive contaminants.) The many other uses for zeolites including concrete production, soil-conditioners, and animal food.