with Analcime Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada 2 1/4" tall pictured Encyclopedia of Minerals, 2nd Ed., color plate 39
Grishin proposed a fitting name for the pegmatite: the Palitra (in English, "palette"), in allusion to the large pods of brightly colored minerals (red villiaumite, pearly-white natrosilite, green aegirine, lilac ussingite, lemon-yellow vuonnemite, crimson sodalite, orange eudialyte, salmon-pink serandite
, dark-brown lomonosovite and lorenzenite, etc.) that had been exposed.
Associated minerals are: quartz, K-feldspar, vanadium-dominant mangan-neptunite, suzukiite, roscoelite and serandite
Associated minerals are: microcline, nepheline (partially altered to natrolite), fluorite, natrolite, gonnardite, rhodochrosite, aegirine, albite, calcite, serandite
, ancylite-(Ce) and catapleiite.
The new specimens, though, are entirely different: they consist of sharp, simple hexagonal-tabular epididymite crystals to 6 mm across, attached loosely in sugary white, jumbled groups, or skewered in neat little rows on black needle-crystals of aegirine, or draped over crystals of albite and/or serandite
Associated minerals are: aegirine, epistolite, sphalerite, steenstrupine-(Ce) and altered serandite
The Royal Ontario Museum introduced the world to the treasures of Mont Sainte-Hilaire, including fine serandite
and other minerals.
The Royal Ontario Museum displayed marvelous Mont Sainte-Hilaire specimens centered around superb serandite
. The Smithsonian featured some wonderful earlier-mined minerals from Arthur Montgomery's collection, some of which were dug by Ed Over, including Fairfield variscite, Red Cloud wulfenite and more.
Occurrence: Associated minerals at Mont Saint-Hilaire are: aegirine, albite, ancylite-(Ce), catapleiite, fluorite, microcline, monteregianite-(Y), natrolite, nenadkevichite, rhodochrosite and serandite
in pegmatites; and natrolite, titanite, calcite and pyrite in hornfels.
He also had a small group of choice specimens from various world localities, including very nice carletonite, serandite
(both from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec) and sperrylite (from Russia) miniatures priced at $190 to $280.
Associated minerals are: aegirine, albite, analcime, ancylite-(Ce), calcite, catapleiite, dawsonite, donnayite-(Y), elpidite, epididymite, eudialyte, eudidymite, fluorite, franconite, gaidonnayite, galena, genthelvite, gmelinite, gonnardite, horvathie-(Y), kupletskite, leifite, microcline, molybdenite, narsarsukite, natrolite, nenadkevichite, petersenite-(Ce), polylithionite, pyrochlore, quartz, rhodochrosite, rutile, sabinaite, serandite
, siderite, sphalerite, thomasclarkite-(Y), zircon and an unidentified Na-REE-carbonate (UK91).
Associated minerals are: natrolite, microcline, steenstrupine-(Ce), belovite-(Ce), vitusite-(Ce), sazhinite-(Ce), leucosphenite, mangan-neptunite, serandite