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Named for the type locality near the town of Kapunda at Tom’s Phosphate quarry in South Australia, Australia. It occurs there as cavernous aggregates of fibers in association with leucophosphite, natrodufrenite, and meurigite-Na. Crystals of Kapundaite are pale to golden yellow thin, flattened fibers. An additional locality for Kapundaite is in France at the Puech de Leguo quarry in Midi-Pyrenees.

Ref. Mills, S. J. et al. and American Mineralogist May-June v. 95 no. 5-6 p. 754-760


Named for the Karibib District in Namibia where the type locality of the mineral occurs. Karibibite is a rare mineral that can be found in granite pegmatites in localities in, additionally, Japan, Morocco, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. Karibibite is paramagnetic, magnetic in the presence of externally applied magnetic fields. It can also fluoresce yellow under short-wave ultraviolet light.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/karibibite.pdf


Named after the type locality on Karnasurt Mountain in the Kola Peninsula in Russia. Karnasurtite is a rare mineal that can be found only at its type locality and one additional locality in Canada. It is found in replacement zones of microcline in pegmatite in alkalic massifs. Associated minerals include manganoan pectolite, natrolite, epididymite, polylithionite, and ussingite.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/karnasurtitece.pdf


Named for the type locality at Shinkolobwe near Kasolo Hill in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kasolite is an uncommon mineral that is found as an oxidation product of uraninite and can be found in localities in, additionally, Gabon, Germany, England, France, Australia, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other minor localities. Kasolite is strongly radioactive.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/kasolite.pdf

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