Kellyite
(Mn,Mg,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4

     Kellyite occurs rarely at MSH.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually colorless.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is transparent.
Crystal System is hexagonal; P63.
Crystal Habits include thin laths.
Cleavage {001} is perfect.
Fracture is not apparent due to cleavage.
Hardness is 2.5
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.1 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include aegirine, analcime, calcite, catapleiite,
   microcline and natrolite.
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit.
Origin: Named in 1974 after William Crowley Kelly (b.1929), American
   geology professor.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 71.1.2c.5

Strunz Classification
# VIII/H.27-110

REFERENCES:
Dana 8:1426 (1997)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

MSH
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PE
--

AP
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MX
--

SS
--

MC
--

HF
--

BR
--

SX
--

FR
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