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Schizolite Polylithionite & Microcline

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Schizolite Polylithionite & Microcline

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 7 × 6 cm
Description

Very nice specimen of schizolite crystals associated with fluorescent crystals of polylithionite, albite and leucophanite, and aegirine on a microcline crystal.  Collected by Gilles Haineault.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Schizolite

Formula: 
NaCaMnSi3O8(OH)
Crystal System: 
Triclinic

Polylithionite

Formula: 
KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.20
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

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