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Sérandite & Kupletskite

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Sérandite & Kupletskite

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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 × 1.7 cm
Description

Parallel growth prismatic serandite crystals covered by a white crust, very typical of this new discovery, associated with kupletskite, analcime and aegirine.  Collected by Gilles Haineault in 2017.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sérandite

Formula: 
Na(Mn2+,Ca)2(HSi3O9)
Strunz: 
9.DG.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Rouma Island (Roume Island; Roma Island; Ruma Island), Los Archipelago (Los Islands), Guinea

Kupletskite

Formula: 
(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Strunz: 
9.DC.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
Brown
Type Locality: 
Kuivchorr Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia...

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