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Kainosite-(Y) & Chamosite

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Kainosite-(Y) & Chamosite

Minresco, collected by Robert O. Meyer

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Description
Locality: 
Washington Pass, Okanogan County, Washington, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 4.3 × 3 cm
Description

A crystalline grain or grains of kainosite-(Y) with rich chamosite.

Mineral Data
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Kainosite-(Y)

Formula: 
Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3)·H2O
Strunz: 
9.CF.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Igletjødn feldspar quarry (Igletjern), Hæstad, Hidra (Hitterø), Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway

Chamosite

Formula: 
(Fe2+,Mg)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Haut de Cry, Chamoson, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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