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Fogoite-(Y)

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Fogoite-(Y)

Rare Mineral

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Locality: 
Agua de Pau Volcano, San Miguel Island, Azores District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.4 × 1 cm
Description

Sharp pale yellow acicular crystals of the extremely rare new mineral fogoite-(Y) (IMA 2014-098) from the type and only known locality worldwide.  Associated to orange pyrochlore.

Fogoite-(Y) is a Yttrium-Titanium silicate and it is the second new mineral from the locality after chiappinoite-(Y).

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