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Kinoite

Named for Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit pioneer of the Sonora-Arizona-California area. Found only in Japan and the United States, Kinoite is a rare mineral that occurs in vugs and veins through skarn and in pockets in basaltic lava flows.

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

Kladnoite

Named after its type locality at the Kladno mine in the Kladno district of the Czech Republic. One additional locality for this rare mineral occurs in Russia in the Southern Urals. Kladnoite forms as a result of coal heap fires. Kladnoite is typically colorless to white to a pale yellow and forms elongate crystals.

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

Klebelsbergite

Named to honor the former Hungarian Minister of Education, Kuno Klebelsberg. Klebelsbergite is a rare mineral that occurs as “an alteration product of stibnite in antimony deposits.” It can be found in Romania, Italy, France, Hungary, the United States, Slovakia, Japan, and Portugal, among a couple others. Klebelsbergite can be weakly magnetic if there is an impurity of iron present in the mineral.

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

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