3.8" Rare ELPIDITE Acicular Crystals +Rhodochrosite+Aegerine MSH Quebec for sale

$150.00
Product Code: EB0815ELPMSH4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
Size 3.8" x 2.4" x 2.3"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Here is an outstanding specimen of elpidite. a rare hydrated sodium zirconium silicate mineral. This aesthetic specimen is comprised of three minerals: elpidite, rhodochrosite, and aegerine, set on a fourth mineral, microcline. The elpidites are the thin, greenish brown, acicular crystals. This dramatic specimen was collected in 1989.  The crystals from Mont Saint-Hilaire are considered to be by far, the best examples ever found.  This quarry has been closed to collecting for many years.