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Kupletskite Rhodochrosite Albite & Aegirine

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Kupletskite Rhodochrosite Albite & Aegirine

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

Cluster of kupletskite, polylithionite  and rhodchrosite crystals on a matrix of aegirine, albite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna, Sweden

Aegirine

Formula: 
NaFe3+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Rundemyr, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway