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Leifite

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Leifite

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 8 × 7 cm
Description

Rich specimen of translucent to gemmy leifite crystals associated with acicular green and prismatic black aegirine crystals, albite and rhodochrosite.  Collected by Gilles Haineault.

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Leifite

Formula: 
(Na,H2O)Na6[Be2Al2(Al,Si)Si15O39]F2
Strunz: 
9.EH.25
Hardness: 
6.0
Colour: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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