Fantasy Rock - Analcime, Tugtupite, Chkalovite, Minor Sodalite - Greenland
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Taseq Slope, Greenland
Incredible specimen with full coverage. Bright blue analcime covers both sides of this rock varying from a deep blue to a light blue. Tugtupite along with chkalovite (the rarer pearly white variety Ð a classic example of how tugtupite replaces chkalovite) and minor sodalite is found throughout the matrix. Under LW both the sodalite fluoresces a bright orange (more salmon for the tugtupite). The delicate veining on this material clearly illustrates tugtupite replacing chkalovite. Very unique material.
The nickname "Fantasy Rock" encompasses a group of rocks found on the Taseq Slope in the Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland and only in this one locality within the complex. A typical Fantasy Rock usually consists of four basic minerals: tugtupite, sodalite, chkalovite, analcime, and they are always the most color-rich pieces from this exotic, remote locale.