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Aeschynite-(Y)

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Aeschynite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
Mølland Quarries, Iveland, Agder, Norway
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.9 × 4.7 × 4.4 cm
Description

A fine and very large crystal of aeschynite–(Y) with smaller side-crystals. This location is famous for outstanding specimens of this mineral. It comes mounted in a plastic box and a label of the local collector Arthur Landsverk, Iveland.

Blomstrandin is a synonym of aeschynite-(Y) used mainly in Norway in former times.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aeschynite-(Y)

Formula: 
(Y,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Strunz: 
4.DF.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Urstad Feldspar Mine, Hidra (Hitterø), Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway

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