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Pollucite

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Description
Locality: 
Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet, Manitoba, Canada
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.5 × 1.2 cm
Description

The is a representative sample of massive white pollucite from the Tanco Mine. 

From Mindat: "Pollucite occurs in distinctive zones within the Tanco pegmatite. These masses are often slightly altered with bead-like, glassy Pollucite grains surrounded by an opaque, white to light purple coloured, alteration network. The massive Pollucite is close to the Cs end member of the Analcime-Pollucite series."

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pollucite

Formula: 
(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Hardness: 
6.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
La Speranza (Pisani's Quarry), San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

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