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Mineral Specimen #5947    Petarasite, Aegirine variety: Acminte, Nephiline Syenite

Desourdy Quarry (later incorparated into Poudrette Quarry), Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada

Type Location

5.8 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm

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Na5Zr2Si6O18(Cl,OH)·2H2O


The Petarasite is the orange colored, crude crystals. This is rare material from the type location. There is an unidentified, well formed, light lavender/gray partial crystal present.

Condition: Composed of massive material.

Flaws: None of the Petarsite crystals are complete nor none of the larger Aegirine crystals.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Canada | Cyclosilicates | Inosilicates | Tectosilicates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Canada | Cyclosilicates | Inosilicates | Tectosilicates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars