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Kainosite-(Y)

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Kainosite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
Castle Mine, Haultain Township, Gowganda, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.20cm
Description

A very rare species for the mining camp, this is a group of complete, undamaged crystals of kainosite-Y in calcite. Similar specimens from this locality were confirmed by XRD by George Robinson when he worked for the National Museum of Canada.

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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