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Paranatrolite

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Paranatrolite

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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: 
4 × 3 × 2 cm
Weight: 
60.00gr
Description

Rare type locality specimen of paranatrolite crystals on matrix.  Note that this specimen has to be constantly kept in distilled water to prevent dehydration of the paranatrolite.  Its is associated with an unidentified species displaying yellow fluorescence under SW UV light.

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Paranatrolite

Formula: 
Na2Al2Si3O10·3H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

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