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Natrosilite

#41379

Natrosilite

#41379
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 5 x 0.8 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Na2Si2O5 (RRUFF)
Locality
Palitra pegmatite, Mt. Kedykverpakhk, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Tagged
pegmatite mineral

Colorless plate of Natrosilite with perfect micaceous cleavage. It is a phyllosilicate found in nepheline syenite pegmatites hosted in alkalic, differentiated massifs, namely the Kola Peninsula. I have included the water clear plate as a demonstration of its perfect cleavage. It is rare and found only in the Kola Peninsula and at Mont Saint Hilaire. Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.

XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed

Natrosilite

Formula
Na2Si2O5 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Indistinct 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

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