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Kainosite-(Y)

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Kainosite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
St Andreasberg, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm
Description

Beautiful colorless kainosite-Y (P-XRD and SEM-EDS conf.) a new mineral from St. Andreasberg on silver bearing sulfides and calcite. 

Very rare!

 

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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