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Weloganite



 

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Weloganite is a rare carbonate mineral with formula: Na2(Sr,Ca)3Zr(CO3)6·3H2O. It occurs in an igneous carbonatite sill in Montreal, Canada in the Francon Quarry where it was first discovered. It also occurs in the Mont Saint-Hilaire district. It is usually white, lemon yellow, or amber in color, and can be translucent. It crystallizes in the triclinic system and shows pseudo-hexagonal crystal forms. It was named for Canadian geologist Sir William Edmond Logan (1798-1875).

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  • Weloganite
  • Mineral Galleries
  • Mindat
  • Webmineral
 
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