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Emeleusite

Emeleusite

Formula
Na2LiFe3+Si6O15 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, pink white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
5-6 
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Emeleusite from Igdlutalik Island, South Greenland

Emeleusite
            from Igdlutalik Island, South Greenland
Special Info
XRD Confirmed,EDS Confirmed

Emeleusite is thus far a one-locality mineral. It is an orthorhombic sodium-lithium-iron inosilicate. The deposit is distal from the the Ilímaussaq complex.

The specimen is rather nondescript. It is a granular pinkish tan mass. Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.

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