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Kainosite-(Y)

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Kainosite-(Y)

From the famous found by Kurt Nowak

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Description
Locality: 
Hopffeldgraben, Hopffeld, Zell am See District, Salzburg, Austria
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.7 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.20cm
Description

A nice yellow octaedrical crystal of Kainosite Y is sitting on minor matrix of Albite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kainosite-(Y)

Formula: 
Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3)·H2O
Strunz: 
9.CF.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Igletjødn feldspar quarry (Igletjern), Hæstad, Hidra (Hitterø), Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway

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