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Sodalite

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Sodalite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 6 × 4 cm
Description

Very nice specimen of highly fluorescent sodalite crystals, hackmanite variety, associated with albite, calcite and possibly type locality species gaidonnayite.  Notice the strong and beautiful fluorescence of this specimen.  Collected by Gilles Haineault.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sodalite

Formula: 
Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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