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Elpidite with Leifite

#BM40905

Elpidite with Leifite

#BM40905
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 4.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Na2ZrSi6O15·3H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

A great, large crystal group of greenish, prismatic Elpidite with crystals to 3cm. Associated with Leifite and unknown pink rhombic crystals probably Rhodochrosite.

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
McConlogue Collection
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