ANNITE with fluorescent SODALITE - Poudrette quarry, MSH, Quebec, Canada

Long blades of black Annite mica with orange LW fluorescing Sodalite in dark red SW fluorescing Feldspar.

this specimen is featured on mindat, minID: EVH-WXV

ex Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg NJ

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

at this locality, in 2017 , "collecting is restricted to one or two field trips per year, to small groups (drawn by lottery) of members of the Club de Minéralogie de Montréal, under very strict rules" (

Measures approximately 5 x 3 x 2 inch, 1 lb 11.29 oz / 127 x 76 x 51 mm, 773g

Price: 300.00 USD

Item # A0361214 

To show the fluorescent response the specimen was illuminated using 6 watt 254nm(Short Wave) / 366nm (Long Wave) UVGL-58 lamp (you need a proper UV light source to observe the fluorescence, more powerful lamp = brighter response).

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