Dims: 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.5" (5.6 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 2.40 oz. (68.1 g) g w/ base
Mount Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Two heavily intergrown but definable serandite crystals rest on this specimen. They appear to be in excellent condition, showing very little damage, and have reasonably good triclinic prismatic form, considering their intergrowth. Their edges are well-defined, and their faces are rather heavily striated but clean. They have the standard pink color and pearly luster of Serandite, and are partly intergrown with a few intersecting biotite books. Both minerals in turn rest on a base of intergrown analcime trapezohedrons through which run several black crystals that are very thin and long- they could be aegirines. There is also a small network of many intersecting, dull white blades that I cannot identify- all are badly damaged so that one cannot determine their crystal form. The specimen is documented as being damaged, and though I am relatively certain about the repaired area, I would not believe that it was damaged until I read the documentation. It is affixed to a flat, square acrylic base with hot-glue.