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 Lecontite, Mascagnite

Large Lecontite Image

Mineral: Lecontite: (NH4,K)Na(SO4)ยท2(H2O)  
Mascagnite: (NH4)2SO4
Comments: SEM BSE image of fine-grained lecontite (Le) and thenardite, occupying the space between mascagnite (M) crystals. CanMin 47:573.
Location: Coal-waste heap in Avion, northern France, that has been undergoing subsurface combustion for several decades.
Scale: See Image.
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