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New Stuff from MSH

     In the ground for over 100 million years in some cases, here are some "new" species found at Mont Saint-Hilaire. Extensive analysis of specimens including the newest techniques, scanning electronic-microscopes (SEM) and X-Ray diffractometry are required to differentiate and positively identify many of the new species from MSH. Click on the photos for larger format.

Micheelsenite crystals - click for larger pic
Micheelsenite crystals
co-type specimen
© Quintin Wight
Cryptomelane
Cryptomelane
Photo by Violet Anderson
© Royal Ontario Museum
Erythrite crystals - click for larger pic
Erythrite crystals
© Jason B. Smith








Bobtraillite crystals - click for larger pic
Bobtraillite crystals
© Bill Lechner
Cordylite-(Ce) crystals - click for larger pic
Cordylite-(Ce)
Photo by Gilles Haineault
© Gilles Haineault
Narsarsukite crystals - click for larger pic
Narsarsukite crystals
© Modris Baum



Albite crystals - click for larger pic
Anatase crystals
© Doug Merson

UK - 113
© Marc Favre
Gjerdingenite-Na crystals - click for larger pic
Gjerdingenite-Na crystals
© Stephan Wolfsried