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Sidorenkite
Na3Mn(PO4)(CO3)

     Sidorenkite is extremely rare at MSH.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually colorless to pale pink, pale brown to reddish brown.
Luster is vitreous to pearly.
Diaphaneity is transparent to opaque.
Crystal System is monoclinic, P21/m.
Crystal Habits include globular grains and embedded rectangular
   crystal sections that are etched.
Cleavage {100} and {010} are perfect.
Fracture is (??).
Hardness is 2.
Specific Gravity is approximately 2.9 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include cancrinite, eudialyte, kogarkoite,
   lovozerite, rasvumite, sérandite, sodalite, terskite, tugtupite,
   ussingite, villiaumite and vuonnemite.
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit.
Origin: Named in 1979 after Alexander Vail'evich Sidorenko
   (1917-1982), Russian.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 43.2.1.2

Strunz Classification
# V/C.04-20

REFERENCES:
MinRec 21:338 (1990), Dana 8:958 (1997)

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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