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
  • q
    Canada
  • 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!
Serandite, RhabdophaneMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21358
  • Serandite, Rhabdophane
  • 8.04.0x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $220.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This specimen is a bundle of semi-parallel growth light pinkish serandite crystals. The specimen is not complete all around and you can see that all of the crystals are actually hollow. In side the crystals are small crystals of rhabdophane ( as you can see in the micro-photo), aegirine and natrolite. Perhaps others. Interesting piece that shows well from one side.
Serandite, Yofortierite, AnalcimeMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21360
  • Serandite, Yofortierite, Analcime
  • 8.0x4.7x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 37mm
  • $425.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This piece shows a couple of light pink serandite crystals embedded in the "back" of a pretty nice analcime specimen. So it is two specimens in one! The serandite crystals are both terminated with the largest one being particularly nice. It has small, clear analcime crystals peppering the sides of it. The smaller serandite crystal has a couple of contact points on the sides. As you can see from the back, the "matrix" for these serandite crystals is a very nice cluster of analcime crystals. As well, there are tufts of acicular, light mauve, yofortierite crystals (as in the attached micro-photo) on the serandite and analcime here and there. Pretty nice!
Serandite, Manganeptunite, AstrophylliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21363
  • Serandite, Manganeptunite, Astrophyllite
  • 2.8x2.4x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $85.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A couple of nice, pinkish serandite crystals, plus a number of smaller serandite crystals are on the top of this matrix of serandite, albite and aegirine. The smaller serandite crystal is doubly terminated while the large on is singly terminated with a small contact point on the termination. There are also some very sharp, deep, red-brown manganeptunite crystals between the serandites and some sharp, bladed astrophyllite crystals. Interesting piece!
SeranditeMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21362
  • Serandite
  • 3.3x3.1x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $140.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A doubly-terminated, light pink, composite crystal of serandite. The front is void of any associated minerals, except a very fine partial druse of very tiny calcite(?) crystals, while the back has a druse of tiny calcite crystals. There is no obvious point of attachment but probably it was suspended in the calcite. Very nice thumbnail specimen of this rare mineral!
SeranditeMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21365
  • Serandite
  • 7.3x4.3x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 60mm
  • $225.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This specimen shows a divergent group of serandite crystals on a pedestal of a microcline crystal section, which allows it to sit very well for display. The crystals on the front of the specimen show nice terminations while the back and sides of the specimen are largely incomplete. Small crystals of natrolite, rhodochrosite and aegirine are scattered about. Looks great from the front!
Serandite, AnalcimeMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21366
  • Serandite, Analcime
  • 3.8x2.8x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-28mm, s-30mm
  • $125.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A very nice looking specimen showing a snow white analcime crystal atop a couple of very deep-orange serandite crystal sections. Please note that the analcime crystal is well formed all around except on the front where it was once in contact with another analcime crystal. Still, looks great!
Serandite, PolylithioniteMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21367
  • Serandite, Polylithionite
  • 6.8x3.0x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $140.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A group of divergent, light pink serandite crystals highly encrusted with fine-grained polylithionite. Significantly, there is a portion of the divergent serandite missing off of the front. The remaining crystals look great! As well, there are a number of very nice tufts of light mauve yofortierite on the serandite. The colour is not right in the micro-photo but they are light mauve and very nice!
Serandite, Analcime, Manganeptunite, NatroliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21368
  • Serandite, Analcime, Manganeptunite, Natrolite
  • 6.3x5.3x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-15mm, a-34mm, m-2mm
  • $130.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A nice looking specimen of several serandite crystals, mostly incomplete atop a cluster of white analcime crystals. As mentioned the serandite crystals are mostly incomplete, except for one. There are a number of nice manganeptunite crystals (like in the micro-photo) on the lower reaches of the specimen, as well.
Serandite, Rhabdophane, NatroliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21369
  • Serandite, Rhabdophane, Natrolite
  • 6.5x2.9x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 37mm
  • $350.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A very nice, light pink, thick-bladed serandite crystal is propped up by a couple of large natrolite crystals and another serandite crystal. There are some rhabdophanes in a couple of openings in the serandite crystals and, of course, the ubiquitous aegirine here and there. Also some tiny purple fluorites on the serandite crystal termination. Displays very well!
SeranditeMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21370
  • Serandite
  • 4.2x2.4x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $120.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A candy-orange prismatic crystal of serandite that is terminated at the right end. It is really just half of a crystal with the faces that you see in the pho as the only complete faces. Excellent luster. There are smaller serandite crystals around the top and right side of the crystal, in the photo, partially coated in a black manganese oxide in the photo.
Serandite, PolylithioniteMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21371
  • Serandite, Polylithionite
  • 5.1x4.6x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $225.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A thick-tabular, light pink crystal of serandite thickly encrusted with fine grained polylithionite. It has some bruising and natural corrosion but still is a very good example of this mineral.
SeranditeMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21372
  • Serandite
  • 1.5x1.0x0.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $85.00
  • mon

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This serandite crystal is complete all around except on the bottom where it was attached. All crystal faces are lustrous and show the very nice pink-orange colouration that serandite can show. Nice example!
SeranditeMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21376
  • Serandite
  • 6.3x0.9x0.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $110.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A well terminated, single crystal of light pink serandite. The crystal has stepped growth features on the prism faces and smooth terminal faces. I believe this crystal was from the famous "pink hole" That Ernie Schlicter excavated years ago.
Serandite, LeucophaniteMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21377
  • Serandite, Leucophanite
  • 2.3x1.9x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-25mm, l-2mm
  • $85.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A nice little cluster of serandite crystals showing a well terminated blocky crystal protruding upwards from a large serandite crystal section. There are several, smaller very light green leucophanite crystals (like in the microphoto) attached to the serandites, as well, along with a nice polylithionite crystal. Very nice!
Serandite, Birnessite, LeucophaniteMont Saint-Hilaire, Serandite, Leucophanite
  • Item #21392
  • Serandite, Birnessite, Leucophanite
  • 4.2x1.3x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $85.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire
  • Rouville Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • This is an interesting one. This is a crystal of serandite that has a thin veneer of birnessite giving it a black colouration. As well there are a number of green, cubic crystals of leucophanite on one side of the crystal. Nice!