Black AEGIRINE crystals that have grown in salmon-pink SERANDITE. From the famous locality of Mont Saint-Hilaire in Quebec, Canada.
AEGIRINE is a sodium iron silicate mineral with hardness of 6 and in the Monoclinic crystal system.
SERANDITEis a sodium, manganese silicate mineral. Serandite is a member of the Wollastonite group and is the manganese analogue of Pectolite (e.g., Larimar). Serandite belongs to the Triclinic crystal system. Hardness is 5 – 5.5 on the Mohs scale.
Location: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
Mont Saint-Hilaire is one of the most famous mineral localities in the world. Some 430 valid minerals are known from this location. At Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Serandite occurs in sodalite xenoliths and pegmatites cutting syenites.
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This pen is made of GMM (Genuine Man Made) Opal and is gold and chrome plated. It is 4 3/8 inches long. The opal is 20% silica, 80% resin.
The fire sparkles brightly in many colors. The photographs don’t do the opal justice as white opal doesn’t photograph well. It really sparkles even more than the far right of the picture! The fire also changes color in different light and when viewed from different angles.
The pen is pushed into the cap and clicks into place.