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Collectible minerals - full range in stock "Cancrinite"

Cancrinite is a rock-forming mineral of nepheline syenites. It has a magmatic nature. It was first discovered in the Urals. When the content of CO3 in the composition of the mineral becomes less than SO4, the mineral is called vishnevit.

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Physical properties of Cancrinite

Category Feldspathoid
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Ccn
Strunz classification 9.FB.05
Crystal system Hexagonal
Crystal class Pyramidal (6)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group P63
Unit cell a = 12.67(9) Å,
c = 5.15(4) Å; Z= 1
Color Grey-green, white, yellow, blue, orange, reddish
Crystal habit Rare as prismatic crystals; typically massive
Twinning Rare – lamellar
Cleavage Perfect on {1010}, poor on {0001}
Fracture Irregular/uneven
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 5–6
Luster Vitreous, greasy, pearly
Streak White
Diaphaneity Transparent, translucent
Specific gravity 2.42 – 2.51
Optical properties Uniaxial (+/-)
Refractive index nω = 1.507 – 1.528 nε = 1.495 – 1.503
Birefringence δ = 0.012 – 0.025
Code: 4568
Cherry mountains, Chelyabinsk region, Southern Urals, RF

0.00 $ $11.67

Code: 1356
Cherry mountains, Chelyabinsk region, Southern Urals, RF

0.00 $ $11.67

Code: 1357
Cherry mountains, Chelyabinsk region, Southern Urals, RF

0.00 $ $8.00

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