Mont Saint-Hilaire, Manganoneptunite, Catapleiite ps Sodalite
Here is a group of interesting specimens. The matrixes all include catapleiite pseudomorphs after sodalite, usually associated with albite and microcline. The pseudo's are interesting, sort of reticulated parallel growths of catapleiite replacing sodalite. On the catapleiite are lots of gemmy, brown-red manganoneptunite crystals. There usually, at least two really nice manganoneptunite crystals on each specimen, sometimes many more.
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