Summary: The complex kalsilite-bearing melilite-nephelinite from Mt. Shaheru in the Belgian Congo with götzenite, combeite, and kirschsteinite contains yet another new silicate for which the name delhayelite is proposed.
Delhayelite is orthorhombic with a 6·53, b 24·65, c 7·04 Å. Possible space-groups Pmn21 and Pmmn. Weak super-cell with doubled a-axis. Distinct cleavage parallel to (010). Birefringence weak. α ≈ β ≈ γ = 1·532. 2Vα = 83°. Optical orientation: a = α, b = γ, c = β. Sp. gr. 2·60. Chemical composition corresponds to the tentative formula (Na,K)4Ca5Al6Si32O80.18H2O.3(Na2,K2)(Cl2,F2,SO4).