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Polylithionite

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Polylithionite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Museum (18cm plus)
Size: 
18.5 × 12.5 × 9 cm
Description

Classic and very large specimen of polylithionite crystals associated with albite, schizolite, leucophanite, rhodochrosite and aegirine.  Notice the classic fluorescence colours of polylithionite and albite at SW and of leucophanite at LW and SW.  Specimens of this size and quality are currently very rare.  Collected by Gilles Haineault.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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
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