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Synchysite-(Ce) Rutile & Nenadkevichite

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Synchysite-(Ce) Rutile & Nenadkevichite

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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: 
3.5 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

Nice clusters of synchysite-ce with black rutile and orange stacked crystals of nenadkevichite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Synchysite-(Ce)

Formula: 
Ca(Ce,La)(CO3)2F
Strunz: 
5.BD.20c
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

Rutile

Formula: 
TiO2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Rutile locality, Horcajuelo de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain

Nenadkevichite

Formula: 
(Na,◻)8Nb4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·
Strunz: 
9.CE.30a
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Natrolite Stock (Pegmatite No. 61), Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia...

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