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Kamphaugite-(Y)

#59809

Kamphaugite-(Y)

#59809
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca2Y2(CO3)4(OH)2·3H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Paratoo Cu mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Tagged
carbonate , REE mineral

Tiny white to  tannish spheroidal or crude rosettes of rare Kamphaugite-(Y). Kamphaugite-(Y) was first approved as a new IMA mineral in 1987, so fairly recent for a REE mineral. 

Kamphaugite-(Y)

Formula
Ca2Y2(CO3)4(OH)2·3H2
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Spherical 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown, colorless, white, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Trapezohedral 
Hardness
2-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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