Mineralpedia Details for Kamphaugite-(Y)
Named in honor of the supplier of the first specimens, Norwegian mineral collector Erling Kamphaug. Kamphaugite is an uncommon mineral that occurs late in low temperature contact-metamorphosed skarn and in altered, metasomatic alkali granite, as well as in quartz-barite in carbonatized volcanic deposits. Localities for Kamphaugite include in Norway, Italy, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, Canada, the United States, and Australia.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/kamphaugite-(Y).pdf
Kamphaugite-(Y) from Paratoo Cu mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Tiny, white to off-white single spheroids of Kamphaugite - (Y) on albitized dolomitic slatestone.
Tiny white spherules.
White hemispheres or spherules to 0.5mm scattered on matrix.