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Zakharovite
Na4Mn52+Si10O24(OH)6 · 6H2O

     Zakharovite is moderately rare at MSH.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually canary yellow.
Luster is pearly to waxy.
Diaphaneity is translucent.
Crystal System is hexagonal, P31m.
Crystal Habits include tiny flakes and tabular hexagonal crystals.
Cleavage {001} is perfect.
Fracture is conchoidal.
Hardness is 2.
Specific Gravity is approximately 2.6 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include albite, analcime, lovozerite, microcline,
   natrolite, polylithionite, terskite, ussingite and yofortierite.
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit and color.
Origin: Named in 1982 after Evgeny E. Zakharov (1902-1980),
   Russian.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 78.3.3.1

Strunz Classification
# VIII/D.02-10

REFERENCES:
Dana 8:1706-1707 (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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