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Carletonite & Raite

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Carletonite & Raite

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 4.5 × 3 cm
Description

Blue carletonite with pink raite sprays from MSH. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Carletonite

Formula: 
KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F)·H2O
Strunz: 
9.EB.20
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

Raite

Formula: 
Na4Mn2+3Ti0.25Si8O20(OH)2·10H2O
Strunz: 
9.EE.55
Hardness: 
3.0 - 0.0
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Yubileinaya pegmatite (Yubileinoye; Jubilejnaja), Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia...

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