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Kinoshitalite with Rhodonite

#PD44192

Kinoshitalite with Rhodonite

#PD44192
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
BaMg3(Si2Al2)O10(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Hokkejino, Kizugawa City, Kyoto, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan

Kinoshitalite is a trioctahedral brittle mica which occurs as minutes flakes in this matrix with Rhodonite (pink) and probably Sonolite.

Kinoshitalite

Formula
BaMg3(Si2Al2)O10(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Scaly 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
yellow brown, colorless 
Streak
yellow white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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