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Epididymite

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm
Weight: 
3.00gr
Description

This specimen features an epididymite “snowflake” 3.7 mm in maximum diameter. As shown in the photos, it is somewhat encrusted by other minerals. These can be removed without significant damage to the epididymite, but I like to leave things “natural” as much as possible.

The “snowflake” is very reflective, and, because of that, can easily be seen with the naked eye. But strong reflections cause “blowouts" in photos, so I used only “glancing” reflections in the full-view photo – with the result that the “snowflake” doesn’t really stand out in that photo.

Single item shipping weight (small box with MM  case) is 2.8 oz. For shipments outside the USA, up to a total weight < 8 oz (225g), this can be combined with items from this or other auctions for the same postage.

Within the USA, postage now varies by destination. For total weights up to 13 oz, it ranges from $4.50 to $7.00 (including packing etc). Above 13 oz (up to 16 oz), I will use “own box” Priority Mail. The rate, including packing, varies from $8 to $10.

 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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In addition to the standard terms and conditions, please note the following. Almost all IDs are visual. While in most cases the ID is obvious, there may be cases where it is not. If you are doubtful about a particular ID, please ask for more information. Or do not bid! Similarly, if you are not sure that the specimen meets your criteria, do not bid. I have tdone the best I can with the photos. Nevertheless, if you are not happy with a specimen for any reason, I will refund the bid price – but not the shipping costs (unless the fault is clearly mine) – if the specimen is returned. This policy applies even if analysis of the specimen shows that my ID was incorrect. When in doubt, ask - or don’t bid. Note that most crystals at MSH and Varennes are micros - even if on large specimens. Please pay attention to the stated sizes. Any customs duties, fees etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.

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