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Epididymite Ancylite-(Ce) Nenadkevichite Rhodochrosite & Aegirine

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Epididymite Ancylite-(Ce) Nenadkevichite Rhodochrosite & 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 × 1.1 × 1.1 cm
Description

Epididymite crystals with sprays of ancylite-ce, orange nenadkevichite, rhodochrosite on a terminated aegirine crystal.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Epididymite

Formula: 
Na2Be2Si6O15·H2O
Strunz: 
9.DG.55
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

Ancylite-(Ce)

Formula: 
SrCe(CO3)2(OH)·H2O
Strunz: 
5.DC.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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...

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

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

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