Poudretteite

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The first traces of poudrette were discovered in the mid 1960s in the Poudrette quarry of Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, but it wasn’t officially recognized as a new species of mineral until 1987, and wasn’t thoroughly described until as recently as 2003.According to some sources, it’s likely that few people will ever encounter a poudretteite specimen in person, and many will likely never even hear of it. [Photo Credit: Scott Davies, courtesy of The Gemology Project

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