"Fantasy Rock" - Tugtupite, Sodalite, Analcime, Chkalovite

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, and analcime and they are always the most color-rich pieces from this exotic, remote locale. 

 

The sodalite in these rocks is almost always very tenebrescent, as seen in the animation below

 

 

 

 

 

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