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Named after Albert Laws Kidwell of Texas, USA for his contributions to the knowledge of Arkansas phosphate deposits. Kidwellite is an uncommon mineral that can be found as a replacement for early phosphate minerals. It occurs in localities in the United States, Germany, England, Australia, and Namibia, among a few others.

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


Named for Professor Kenjiro Kimura at the Tokyo University in Japan who made large contributions to rare earth mineralogy. Kimuraite is a rare mineral that can be found only in Japan, Russia, and Sweden. It occurs in fissures in alkalic olivine basalts. Kimuraite crystals fluoresce bright red to purple under both short- and long-wave ultraviolet light.

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


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

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