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Tugtupite Natrolite Sodalite & Analcime

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Tugtupite Natrolite Sodalite & Analcime

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Description
Locality: 
Taseq Slope, Ilimaussaq, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
7.2 × 11.6 × 7.2 cm
Weight: 
808.00gr
Description

Large rough specimen Natrolite (green UV SW) and  Sodalite (orange UV LW) with Pink Tugtupite  and Analcime (blue in UV SW) Tugtupite (Red UV SW) and orange in UV LW. Photos in UV-SW, LW, last in natural light.  This combination of fluorescent minerals  from Taseq Slope, Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland  is known as  "Fantasy Rock ". Fantasy Rock is a combination of tugtupite, sodalite, analcime, chkalovite, natrolite and other minerals. Cherry red is Tugtupite, Green is uranyl activated Natrolite, light blue is Analcime, Sodalite is orange in UV-LW. Chkalovite sometimes surrounded by a ring of cherry red Tugtupite can be either white or magenta.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tugtupite

Formula: 
Na4(AlBeSi4O12)Cl
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Albitite vein, Tugtup Agtakôrfia (Tuttup Attakoorfia), Tunulliarfik Fjord (Tunugdliarfik), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

Natrolite

Formula: 
Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hohentwiel, Singen, Hegau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Sodalite

Formula: 
Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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
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