David K. Joyce

Eirikite, Leifite, Catapleiite

4.5x3.6x3.1 cm
Mont Saint-Hilaire

Quebec, Canada

Eirikite, Leifite, Catapleiite

Item number: 22963

The main feature of this specimen is the large spray of white, acicular eirikite-leifite crystals in a matrix entirely composed of sharp, 3-4mm platy catapleiite crystals plus rhombs of rhodocrosite and small balls of a white fibrous mineral that looks like hochelagaite or franconite. Sorry, don't know what it is! What a matrix! These kind of sprays of eirikite-leifite seem to always contain both minerals which phase in and out of each other.