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Sazhinite-(La)
Na3LaSi6O15 · 2(H2O)

     Sazhinite-(La) is extremely rare at MSH, and only a few specimens are known from recent analysis in 2005. This mineral's description was published in 2005, as well, and I have no data yet on this species.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

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Crystal System is orthorhombic; Pmm2.
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Origin: Named in 2005 after Nikolai Petrovich Sazhina (1897-1969),
   Russian professor of metallurgy, and its rare-earth content.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 72.2.1.4

Strunz Classification
# Pending

REFERENCES:
To be published

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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