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Identity HelpNarsarsukite question

21st Sep 2019 18:08 BSTLarry C Eicher

Sirs:  This is supposed to be Narsarsukite.  I'm in the initial stages of deciding which formation is narsarsukite.  I am leaning toward the yellow-green color.  I think that perhaps what I am looking for is in the lower left. 

I have noted quite few needles on other parts of the sample.  Could they be narsarsukite?


22nd Sep 2019 00:58 BSTDean Allum Expert

For this rare species, it would help if you mention the local where it comes from.

In general the Narsarsukite will appear as blocky rectangular crystals as seen in the attached photo (if this posting works)

You should enter Narsarsukite in the Mineral search bar below and browse the gallery for other examples.


23rd Sep 2019 14:48 BSTLarry C Eicher


Thanks for you reply.  the sample is from: 
I've already gone through the gallery and what I saw looks like your image above.  The trouble is I hadn't found anything that looks like it.
  I may have found it, see above.

25th Sep 2019 04:33 BSTDean Allum Expert

I was expecting them to be more yellow, but that is probably them.

Please see this link which documents a hunt there led by Dr Barwood:

26th Sep 2019 14:44 BSTLarry C Eicher

Hi, Dean

What an interesting video!  It reminded me of my past.  I haven't gone hounding but I have friends who do and they have invited me.  I wish I were younger and could do such things.

Dean, I'm curious what are the green needle like objects surrounding the narsarsukite in my picture.

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