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Beryllonite & Parisite-(Ce)

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Beryllonite & Parisite-(Ce)

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2 × 0.8 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with a fractured surface loaded with sprays of parisite-Ce and numerous groups of white beryllonite plates. Some of the plates are quite large and very good for the species at this locality. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Beryllonite

Formula: 
NaBePO4
Strunz: 
8.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Joe McKeen Mountain locality (McKean Farm), Stoneham, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

Parisite-(Ce)

Formula: 
Ca(Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
Strunz: 
5.BD.20b
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia

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