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 #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 #29098
  • Suolunite
  • 3.0x1.5x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Mine Lac D'amiante
  • St.Joseph-de-coleraine
    Quebec, Canada
  • A plate of very light violet suolunite showing radial growth on cross section. Sort of like light lavender prehnite! Rare!