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Albite & Sodalite Psm Catapleiite

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Albite & Sodalite Psm Catapleiite

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

Sharp sodalite pseudomorph after catapleiite with mangan-neptunite crystals on the pseudomorph. All on glassy albite crystals and green aegirine.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Albite

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

Sodalite

Formula: 
Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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

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