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Kämmererite & Euxenite-(Y)

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Kämmererite & Euxenite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
Orco Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.5 × 2 cm
Description

Metallic-purple kämmererite (= chromian clinochlore) with yellow euxenite-(Y) and minor forsterite (?).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kämmererite

Variety Of: 

Clinochlore

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
white

Euxenite-(Y)

Formula: 
(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6
Strunz: 
4.DG.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Undisclosed pegmatite, Jølster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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