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Szomolnokite
FeSO4 · H2O

     Szomolnokite, a member of the kieserite group, is rare at Mont Saint-Hilaire.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually white or yellow.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic; C2/c.
Crystal Habits include thin crusts and coatings on pyrrhotite.
Cleavage none observed.
Fracture is conchoidal to uneven.
Hardness is 2.5
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.05 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include amphibole group, garnet group,
   microcline, pyrite, pyrrhotite, siderite and sphalerite.
Distinguishing Features: None from white powdery species.
Origin: Named in 1877 after its discovery locality, Szomolnok, Slovakia.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 29.6.2.2

Strunz Classification
# VI/C.01-20

REFERENCES:
MinRec 21:341 (1990), Dana 8:596 (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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