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Analcime & Aegirine & Manganoneptunite & Catapleiite

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Analcime & Aegirine & Manganoneptunite & Catapleiite

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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: 
8 × 7 × 7 cm
Description

Very nice specimen of translucent analcime crystals, up to 4.5 cm in size, associated with aegirine, manganoneptunite, albite, fluorescent polylithionite, serandite, and catapleiite pseudomorph after eudyalite.  Collected by Gilles Haineault in 2002.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Analcime

Formula: 
Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cyclopean Islands, Acitrezza (Aci Trezza), Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy

Aegirine

Formula: 
NaFe3+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Rundemyr, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway

Manganoneptunite

Formula: 
Na2KLi(Mn2+,Fe2+)2Ti2[Si8O24]
Strunz: 
9.EH.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Colour: 
Red
Type Locality: 
Maly Mannepakhk Mt (Malyi Mannepakhk Mt), Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia...

Catapleiite

Formula: 
Na2Zr(Si3O9)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.CA.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Låven (Skådön; Lamö; Lamanskjaer), Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway

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