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Lintisite
Na3LiTi2O2(SiO2)6 · 2H2O

     Lintisite, formerly UK #74, is another rare species from MSH.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually colorless or white.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic; C2/c.
Crystal Habits include fibrous aggregates of acicular needles.
Cleavage {100} and {010} are perfect.
Fracture is splintery.
Hardness is 5.5
Specific Gravity is approximately 2.75 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include eudialyte, natrolite, rasvumite, sérandite,
   sidorenkite, steenstrupine, terskite and ussingite.
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit.
Origin: Named in 1990 to reflect its composition: lithium, sodium,
   titanium and silicon.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 65.1.6.3

Strunz Classification
# VIII/F.03-60

REFERENCES:
Dana 8:1313 (1997)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

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PE
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AP
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MX
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SS
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MC
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HF
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BR
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SX
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FR
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