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Yoshimuraite & Rhodonite

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Yoshimuraite & Rhodonite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Taguchi Mine, Shidara-cho, Kita-Shidara-gun, Aichi Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm
Description

Orange microcrystals of the very rare mineral yoshimuraite associated to pink rhodonite. from one of the only three known localities worldwide.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Yoshimuraite

Formula: 
Ba2Mn2Ti(Si2O7)(PO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BE.42
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Noda-Tamagawa mine, Noda, Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

Rhodonite

Formula: 
MnSiO3
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kaiser Franz Mine (König Wilhelm Mine), Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz), Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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