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Elpidite

#PD40609

Elpidite

#PD40609
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 4 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Na2ZrSi6O15·3H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Alluaiv Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia

Jack-straw-like bundle of creamy white Elpidite to 3.5cm. Excellent specimen of this rare mineral found in low-quartz environments.

Elpidite

Formula
Na2ZrSi6O15·3H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown, colorless, yellow brown, white, light red 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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