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 Catapleiite, Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec

Catapleiite, Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec

Catapleiite, Na2ZrSi3O9 ² 2H2O. Originally described from Laven Island, Langesundfjord area, and Bratthagen, Norway. It is a rare mineral that occurs in pegmatites in syenites and Nepheline syenites, often as the alteration of or Pseudomorph after Eudialyte and rarely Petarasite. Crystals are thin, tabular, pseudohexagonal often forming rosettes. Reported colors are dark brown, reddish brown, flesh red, yellowish red, colorless, light grey, beige to tan, light yellow, orange, light blue.Although its name alludes to it being found in association with many other species at MSH it is often found with only one or two other species. This is specially the case when the crystals larger than 10 mm are found.

Rare Catapleiite crystals forming a rosette shape group from Poudrette quarry, Mount Saint Hilaire (MSH), Quebec, Canada.

Collected in 1974. Size is about 35 x 25 x 15 mm. Very unusual

Price: $950.00

For detailed description of Catapleiite please read Catapleiite Na2ZrSi3O9 ² 2H2O – RRuff

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