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© Jason B. Smith
Kukharenkoite-(Ce), formerly UK #65, is rare at MSH. The reference in the European Journal of Mineralogy has Kola Peninsula and Mont Saint-Hilaire as co-type localities.
Color ranges from white to silver gray.
Luster is vitreous to greasy.
Diaphaneity is transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic;
Crystal Habits include dendrites, stellate groups and prismatic
Cleavage none apparent.
Fracture is uneven.
Hardness is 4.5
Specific Gravity is approximately 4.7 g/cm
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include cordylite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, rutile
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habits.
Origin: Named in 1996 after Alexander A. Kukhanrenko (1914-1993),
Russian professor of geology.
DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE: