David K. Joyce

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 #11866
  • Suolunite
  • 5.8x3.5x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $240.00
  • Black Lake Mine
  • Thetford Mines
    Quebec, Canada
  • Good-looking, elongated, vertical plate of light lavender suolunite.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #26725
  • Suolunite
  • 7.8x5.9x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $180.00
  • LAB Chrysotile Mine
  • Black Lake
    Quebec, Canada
  • Here is a rare one! This plate has an opening on the upper left that is lined with 5mm, or so, curved crystals of light lavender suolunite. Looks sort of like lavender prehnite! The bottom right is covered with small, up to one mm or so individual crystals of suolunite. Nice specimen of this unusual mineral.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #27810
  • Suolunite
  • 6.1x4.8x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Black Lake Mine
  • Thetford Mines
    Quebec, Canada
  • A concave plate of flat botryoids of light lavender suolunite. A similar look to some prehnite. Fairly rare!
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #27811
  • Suolunite
  • 7.3x3.8x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $75.00
  • Black Lake Mine
  • Thetford Mines
    Quebec, Canada
  • A cross sectional fragment of a thick botryoidal growth of this unusual mineral. The top is the surface expression of the mineral habit. Very light lavender.
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #27815
  • Suolunite
  • 5.6x3.8x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Black Lake Mine
  • Thetford Mines
    Quebec, Canada
  • A curved fragment of light lavender suolunite showing crystal faces across the entire width. Sits nicely for display.