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Agardite-(Nd)

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Agardite-(Nd)

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Description
Locality: 
Imperial Mine, Railroad Springs, Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm
Description

Grass green acicular crystals of the very rare mineral agardite-(Nd), a new mineral that was approved as recently as 2010 (IMA 2010-056).

It it much rarer than its chemical analogues agardite-(Y), -(La) and -(Ce).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Agardite-(Nd)

Formula: 
NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Hilarion Mine (Hilarion adit; Hilarion Mine No. 50), Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece

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