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Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
1 × 2.1 × 0.8 cm

The main photo (FOV 6.8 x 4.6 mm) shows a couple of somewhat crude, partial xls. They are backed by massive petarasite. The colors in the three macro photos are probably more accurate.

This is from an important find of large yellowish petarasite made by Ron Waddell in 1980. The xls on this specimen are not great and the specimen is small, but good (in fact any) xls from this find are hard to come by. This petarasite bears little resemblance to the small, tabular, “pink” petarasite xls found in (e.g.) 1996-7.

Weight 0.1 oz. Could probably be mailed in a padded envelope for lower postage (e.g. Europe $7).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock


5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
LMB minerals

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