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Remondite-(La)
Na3(La,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5

     Remondite-(La), the newest member of the burbankite group, is very rare at MSH. It was recently described from Mt Koashva, Kola Peninsula, Russia.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually orange-yellow.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is transparent.
Crystal System is monoclinic; P21.
Crystal Habits include hexagonal prismatic crystals.
Cleavage is imperfect.
Fracture is conchoidal.
Hardness is 3
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.57 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include (??).
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit.
Origin: Named in 1988 after Guy Remond, French mineral physicist
   and its relationship to remondite-(Ce).

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 14.4.5.3

Strunz Classification
# V/B.05-92

REFERENCES:
ZVMO 129(1):53-60 (2000)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

MSH
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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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