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Rhodochrosite & Elpidite & Leifite & Fluorite

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Rhodochrosite & Elpidite & Leifite & Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

Very nice specimen of dark red rhodochrosite crystals associated with fluorescent elpidite, leifite, and colorless gemmy cubic fluorite crystals.  Collected by Gilles Haineault.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

Elpidite

Formula: 
Na2ZrSi6O15·3H2O
Strunz: 
9.DG.65
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0

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

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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