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Leifite Rhodochrosite Calcite & Elpidite

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Leifite Rhodochrosite Calcite & Elpidite

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2.5 × 1 cm
Description

Blocky white leifte, deep red rhodochrosite and calcite crystals on a matrix of elpidite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Leifite

Formula: 
(Na,H2O)Na6[Be2Al2(Al,Si)Si15O39]F2
Strunz: 
9.EH.25
Hardness: 
6.0
Colour: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Elpidite

Formula: 
Na2ZrSi6O15·3H2O
Strunz: 
9.DG.65
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0

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