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Kentbrooksite & Polylithionite

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Kentbrooksite & Polylithionite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.2 × 6.7 × 2.5 cm
Description

Nice specimen of kentbrooksite crystals, up to 2.7 cm in size, associated with fluorescent polylithionite on matrix.  Collected by Gilles Haineault.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kentbrooksite

Formula: 
(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.CO.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Streak: 
White.
Type Locality: 
Kentbrooksite occurrence, Amdrup Firth, Kangerlussuaq Firth, Tunu Province (East Greenland), Greenland

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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