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Hainite-(Y)

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Hainite-(Y)

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Pocos de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1 × 0.3 cm
Description

Pale-yellow hainite-(Y) crystals in matrix. A rare silicate only known in a dozen locations around the world.

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Hainite-(Y)

Formula: 
Na2Ca4(Y,REE)Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
Strunz: 
8/C.12-15
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5
Colour: 
Wine-yellow, honey-yellow; milk white, brownish, pale pink
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hohe Hain Mountain, Liberec Region, Czech Republic

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