David K. Joyce Minerals

Mont Saint-Hilaire, Peatite-Y, Ramikite-Y

Here are some excellent specimens of these two new minerals from Mont Saint-Hilaire. Peatite, a Li, Na, REE phospho-carbonate occurs in cube-like crystals that are clear to colourless. Ramikite, a Li,Na,Zr, REE phospho-carbonate sometimes occurs as a phantom core in peatite crystals. When a peatite crystal is colourless and clear, you can see the phantom. Most times, you can't see the ramikite but it is there! As far as I know, there are only a few dozen specimens of these minerals available, at present. Here are some!

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 22% or multiply by 0.78.

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Peatite-(Y), Ramikite-(Y)Mont Saint-Hilaire, Peatite-Y, Ramikite-Y
  • Item #13044
  • Peatite-(Y), Ramikite-(Y)
  • 2.9x2.3x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $80.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • At least five or so very sharp peatite-ramikite crystals on this specimen along with nice donnayite, sparkling analcime crystals and other interesting minerals.
Peatite-(Y), Ramikite-(Y)Mont Saint-Hilaire, Peatite-Y, Ramikite-Y
  • Item #13048
  • Peatite-(Y), Ramikite-(Y)
  • 3.9x3.8x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $90.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • At least 6 very sharp peatite-ramikite crystals on this piece along with donnayite, anatase, synchysite ps remondite, siderite and albite. Very interesting!
Peatite-(Y), Calcite ps SshortiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Peatite-Y, Ramikite-Y
  • Item #14499
  • Peatite-(Y), Calcite ps Sshortite
  • 2.3x2.0x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $75.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Some extremely sharp, gemmy peatite crystals in a cavity on this very sharp calcite pseudomorph after shortite. Excellent crystals!
Peatite-(Y)Mont Saint-Hilaire, Peatite-Y, Ramikite-Y
  • Item #14500
  • Peatite-(Y)
  • 3.8x2.5x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: mi
  • $55.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A couple of tiny, rare peatite crystals in a vug on this specimen.