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Carletonite from
Poudrette quarry (De-Mix quarry; Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire; MSH), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Carletonite
Formula:KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F) · H2O
Habit:tetragonal prisms/cubes to 2cm; cleavage masses
Colour:Deep blue to mottled blue/white; pink
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References:CHAO, G.Y. (1971) Carletonite, KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(F,OH)•H2O, a new mineral from Mount St. Hilaire, Quebec. American Mineralogist, 56, 1855-1866.
CHAO, G.Y. (1971) The crystal structure of carletonite, KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(F,OH)•H2O. American Crystallographic Association; Ottawa meeting, August 20, 1970; Session on Mineralogical Crystallography. American Mineralogist, 56, 354;
CHAO, G.Y. (1972) The crystal structure of carletonite, KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(F,OH)•H2O, a double sheet silicate. American Mineralogist, 57, 765-778.;
GRICE, J.D. (1989) Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec: Canada's Most Diverse Mineral Locality. In: Famous mineral localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 100-108; 166-175.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz4 photos of Carletonite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Calcite4 photos of Carletonite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Feldspar Group4 photos of Carletonite associated with Feldspar Group at this locality.
Pectolite2 photos of Carletonite associated with Pectolite at this locality.
Arfvedsonite2 photos of Carletonite associated with Arfvedsonite at this locality.
Fluoro-richterite1 photo of Carletonite associated with Fluoro-richterite at this locality.
Steacyite1 photo of Carletonite associated with Steacyite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Carletonite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Poudrette quarry (De-Mix quarry; Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire; MSH), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
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