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Tuperssuatsiaite
Na1-2Fe3Si8O20(OH)2 · 5H2O

     Tuperssuatsiaite is a moderately rare species at MSH.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually brown, yellow or pink.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic, C2/m.
Crystal Habits include fibrous masses.
Cleavage {100} is good.
Fracture is conchoidal to uneven.
Hardness is (??).
Specific Gravity is approximately (?) g/cm3.
Streak is brownish yellow.
Associated Minerals include labuntsovite and leucosphenite.
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit.
Origin: Named in 1985 after its discovery locality, at Tuperssuatsiat,
   Greenland.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 74.3.1a.2

Strunz Classification
# VIII/H.33-10

REFERENCES:
Dana 8:1559-1560 (1997)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

MSH
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PE
--

AP
--

MX
--

SS
--

MC
--

HF
--

BR
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SX
--

FR
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