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Xenotime-(Y) & Zircon

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Xenotime-(Y) & Zircon

Dan Behnke collection

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Locality: 
Kuroe Mine, Ishikawa Town, Fukushima, Honshu Island, Japan
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 0.6 × 0.6 cm
Description

ILLUSTRATED!! You are bidding on a small and unusual sample with yellow xenotime-Y crystals growing epitaxially on zircon crystals from this obscure Japanese locality. Originally from the George English collection and illustrated in Photo Atlas of Minerals 2007. Comes with 2 original slides taken by Dan and the collection index card. 

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Xenotime-(Y)

Formula: 
Y(PO4)
Strunz: 
8.AD.35
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Hidra (Hitterø), Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway

Zircon

Formula: 
ZrSiO4
Strunz: 
9.AD.30
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White

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