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Britholite-(Y) & Pyrochlore & Ferro-katophorite

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Britholite-(Y) & Pyrochlore & Ferro-katophorite

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Description
Locality: 
Agua de Pau Volcano, San Miguel Island, Azores District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.3 × 1.2 × 0.8 cm
Description

Outstanding specimen of orange gemmy octahedral pyrochlore associated to very pale pink britholite-(Y) and black ferro-katophorite in a very nice specimen under the microscope 

Mineral Data
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Britholite-(Y)

Formula: 
Ca2(Y,Ca)3(SiO4,PO4)3(OH,F)
Strunz: 
9.AH.25
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Abukuma range (Abukuma massif), Fukushima prefecture, Tohoku region, Honshu Island, Japan

Pyrochlore

Synonym Of: 

Pyrochlore Group

Formula: 
A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Strunz: 
4
Hardness: 
5 - 5.5
Group Parent: 
Pyrochlore Group

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