David K. Joyce Minerals

Suolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec

Suolunite is a relatively rare hydrated calcium silicate that occurred many years ago at Mine Lac D'Amiante (aka Black Lake Mine) in Quebec. These specimens were all part of a group of specimens acquired by Charles Key in the 1990's and are some of the best specimen of this rare mineral that are currently available. Suolunite is similar to prehnite in appearance, sort of botryoidal but has a light lavender colouration in many of these specimens. The colour in the images tends to be a little exagerated and is really very light. Some of the specimens have actual crystals of suolunite. Unusual!

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SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #12250
  • Suolunite
  • 5.7x4.5x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Mine Lac D'Amiante
  • St. Joseph-de-Coleraine
    Quebec, Canada
  • This specimen is a mound of bladed suolunite crystals, tightly packed. A very light lavender tinge.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #11892
  • Suolunite
  • 12.0x7.5x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $1,600.00
  • Black Lake Mine
  • Thetford Mines
    Quebec, Canada
  • This is the best suolunite specimen that I have ever had! It is a very good looking specimen of light lavender botryoidal suolunite with a number of knobs and protrusions to give it a very good three dimensional look. It is a museum-quality specimen.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #9557
  • Suolunite
  • 8.9x5.0x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $90.00
  • Mine Lac D'Amiante
  • St. Joseph-de-Coleraine (Thetford Mines Area)
    Quebec, Canada
  • This light lavender specimen has botryoidal suolunite on top and bottom. Actually some fairly well formed crystals, as well! Very good.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #9562
  • Suolunite
  • 5.8x3.6x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $85.00
  • Mine Lac D'Amiante
  • St. Joseph-de-Coleraine (Thetford Mines Area)
    Quebec, Canada
  • A kind of botryoidal formation of light lavender suolunite that looks like it formed around a breccia. Some of the suolunite is smooth and other areas show sharp "crested" crystal forms. Nice specimen of this rare mineral.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #10095
  • Suolunite
  • 3.0x1.3x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $65.00
  • Mine Lac D'Amiante
  • St. Joseph-de-Coleraine (Thetford Mines Area)
    Quebec, Canada
  • This fragment of suolunite has some fairly well formed crystals at one end. Rare!
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #10094
  • Suolunite
  • 6.4x8.5x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $150.00
  • Mine Lac D'Amiante
  • St. Joseph-de-Coleraine (Thetford Mines Area)
    Quebec, Canada
  • A plate of solid suolunite that has bladed crystals on both sides. The photo is shows the piece as a lavender colour but this one is realy fairly colourless with only the faintest tinge of lavender. Very good specimen of this rare mineral.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #10097
  • Suolunite
  • 4.7x2.1x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $65.00
  • Mine Lac D'Amiante
  • St. Joseph-de-Coleraine (Thetford Mines Area)
    Quebec, Canada
  • One end of this fragment of solid suolunite has some fairly well formed crystals on it. Very good example!
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #11893
  • Suolunite
  • 10.0x8.3x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $650.00
  • Black Lake Mine
  • Thetford Mines
    Quebec, Canada
  • This mound of light lavender, botryoidal suolunite is a handsome representative of this unusual mineral. The mass of the specimen is actually large, rounded radiating crystals of suolunite. Absolutely excellent specimen.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #11896
  • Suolunite
  • 14.2x11.0x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $1,200.00
  • Black Lake Mine
  • Thetford Mines
    Quebec, Canada
  • A phenomenal specimen of light lavender suolunite from the Black Lake Mine. This specimen shows the botryoidal structure on the top and bladed crystals on the underside. It only really looks good from the top, though! A museum-quality specimen!