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Mineral Specimen #6601    Ancylite-Ce, Aegirine, possibly Calcioancylite-Ce

Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada

5.4 x 2.7 x 1.9 cm
2.1 x 1.1 x 0.7 in

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Ex. Steve Pullman, Ex. Sid Williams

CeSr(CO3)2(OH)·H2O


The Ancylite is the rosy pink colored material. The pictures are taken under incandescent lighting, under which, the Ancylite appears this color. Under other forms of lighting, including natural sunlight, fluorescent and LED, the Ancylite appears as a dull gray. Calcioancylite may also be present; the two species are often found together and are indistinguishable without analysis. The black bladed crystals are Aegirine. Also present are blocky crystals with a square cross section which are unidentified.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Canada | Carbonates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars