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Kenyaite & Magadiite

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Kenyaite & Magadiite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Alkali Lake, Lake County, Oregon, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2.5 × 1 cm
Description

Kenyaite is a rare sodium silicate, in this sample it forms white crystalline crust with the thickness of one millimeter on a matrix of ivory-white magadiite. A very good sample from a recent finding of this rare mineral. 

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Kenyaite

Formula: 
Na2Si22O41(OH)8·6H2O
Strunz: 
9.HA.10
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Lake Magadi, South Rift Valley, Rift Valley Province, Kenya

Magadiite

Formula: 
Na2Si14O29·11H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.20
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Lake Magadi, South Rift Valley, Rift Valley Province, Kenya

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