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Ancylite-(Ce) & Rhodochrosite & Epididymite

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Ancylite-(Ce) & Rhodochrosite & Epididymite

Fluorescent

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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: 
3.5 × 3.5 × 2 cm
Description

Rich specimen of ancylite-(Ce) crystals associated with rhodochrosite, epididymite, albite, aegirine, and natrolite.  Notice the nice fluorescent colours.  Collected by Gilles Haineault in 2003.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ancylite-(Ce)

Formula: 
SrCe(CO3)2(OH)·H2O
Strunz: 
5.DC.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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

Epididymite

Formula: 
Na2Be2Si6O15·H2O
Strunz: 
9.DG.55
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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