Jørgensenite

jorgensenite

jarlite

cryolite

gearksutite

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Formula:Na2Sr14Na2Al12F64(OH)4
Halide
Specific gravity: 3.89
Hardness: 3½ to 4
Streak: White
Colour: Colourless
Environments

Pegmatites

Jørgensenite is a very rare aluminofluoride reported from only one locality to date (March 2021).

Localities

The type locality is the Ivigtut cryolite deposit, Ivittuut, Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland, Denmark. Here jørgensenite occurs in fissure fillings within the main cryolite mass, and in crystal-lined cavities containing aggregates up to 2 mm across of jørgensenite overgrown by jarlite. It also occurs as grains up to l0 mm across with stenonite (CM 35.175-179).
Other associated minerals include thomsenolite, gearksutite, topaz and muscovite (HOM).

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