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Kimuraite-(Y)

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Kimuraite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
Mitsukoshi, Hizen-cho, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm
Description

Several pale purple to white aggregates of kimuraite Y, a rare calcium-yttrium-neodymium-carbonate, with a typical silky lustre on basalt matrix.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kimuraite-(Y)

Formula: 
Ca(Y,Nd)2(CO3)4·6H2O
Strunz: 
5.CC.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Kirigo, Hizen-cho, Karatsu City (Higashi-Matsuura-gun), Saga Prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan
Cartils Minerals

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