Hellenica World


Aerinite (Ca4(Al,Fe,Mg)10Si12O35(OH)12CO3ยท12H2O)[1] is a bright yellow to light brown inosilicate mineral. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system and occurs as fibrous masses and coatings. It has a vitreous luster, a specific gravity of 2.48 and a Mohs hardness of 3.[2]

It is a low temperature hydrothermal phase occurring in zeolite facies alteration of mafic rocks. Associated minerals include prehnite, scolecite and mesolite.[1]

Its name comes from a Greek root "aerinos," meaning "atmosphere" or "sky".[3]


  1. ^ a b http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/aerinite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
  2. ^ http://www.webmineral.com/data/Aerinite.shtml Webmineral data
  3. ^ http://www.mindat.org/min-34.html Mindat.org

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