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Rhabdophane Aegirine Gonnardite Rhodochrosite & Catapleiite

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Rhabdophane Aegirine Gonnardite Rhodochrosite & Catapleiite

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

Nice specimen of a terminated aegirine crystal with many tan rhabdophane crystals, rosette catapleiite, analcime, white gonnardite and roundish rhodochrosite crystals. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Gonnardite

Formula: 
(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10·3H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
La Chaux de Bergonne, Gignat, Saint-Germain-Lembron, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France

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

Catapleiite

Formula: 
Na2Zr(Si3O9)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.CA.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Låven (Skådön; Lamö; Lamanskjaer), Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway