Reedmergnerite

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leucosphenite

sphenite

nahcolite

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Formula: NaBSi3O8
Tectosilicate (framework silicate), feldspar group
Specific gravity:
Hardness: 6 to 6½
Streak: White
Colour: Colourless to yellow-orange, salmon-orange
Solubility:
Common impurities: Ti,Al,Fe,Mg,Ca,Ba,K,F,H2O,P
Environments

Pegmatites
Sedimentary environments

Localities

At the Dara-i-Pioz Glacier, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, reedmergnerite is found in a pegmatite in an alkalic massif associated with leucosphenite, eudialyte, stillwellite-(Ce), pyrochlore, microcline, aegirine, polylithionite, albite and quartz (HOM).

At the type locality, the Joseph Smith No. 1 well, Duchesne county, Utah, USA, reedmergnerite occurs as authigenic (formed in situ) crystals along bedding laminations, in brown dolostone and black oil shale from well cuttings and cores. Associated minerals include eitelite, shortite, nahcolite, searlesite, leucosphenite, aegirine, analcime and magnesio-riebeckite (AM 45.188-199, HOM).

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