David K. Joyce

Mont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite

The finest specimens of both of these species occur at Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, and often together.
Serandite occurs as orange-pink, blocky to elongated crystals that often are the first mineral that people think about when they think of this famous locality.
Leucophanite is a beryllium mineral that usually has a greenish colour or tinge, although it can be colourless. It usually occurs in pegmatites with serandite, microcline, catapleiite, etc.

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Natrolite, LeucophaniteMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #7272
  • Natrolite, Leucophanite
  • 4.9x3.0x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 41mm
  • $30.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire
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  • Several nice, terminated natrolite crystals are clustered around a microcline crystal fragment. There is also a nice little leucophanite crystal right in the middle of the piece.
Sérandite, Microcline, Rhodocrosite, etc.Mont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #9085
  • Sérandite, Microcline, Rhodocrosite, etc.
  • 12.0x5.2x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4.5mm
  • $110.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • The top of this thick microcline crystal fragment is sprinkled with orangey-pink, gemmy crystals of serandite to 4.5mm in size. As well there are many small crystals of natrolite, rhodocrosite (rosettes), polylithionite and aegerine. Nice to look at!