This brightly-coloured serandite crystal is intergrown with and, in places, slightly overgrown by, albite. The main serandite exhibits parallel-growth crystallization, and there are smaller serandite crystals in association. As is characterisitc from this pocket (see below), the crystals are sharp and lustrous with striations. In excellent condition – no damage. A great specimen with great colour.
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About These Serandite Specimens
This serandite is from the large 1988 pocket, one of the greatest mineral finds ever made at Mont Saint-Hilaire. This pocket was approximately three metres across, and yielded excellent serandite crystals of distinctive intense salmon pink-orange hue. The pocket also contained balls and aggregates of leifite crystals. The serandite crystals from this pocket are considered among the finest from Mont Saint-Hilaire.