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Polished stones - full range in stock "Yuksporite"

Yuksporite is a very rare mineral of alkaline rocks, discovered in 1922. on Mount Yuksporr. Named after the place of discovery. It occurs in the form of scaly-fibrous secretions.

You can see yuksporite stone for sale and buy it in the Minerals of Russia online store.

Physical properties of Yuksporite

Category Inosilicates
(repeating unit)
see text
IMA symbol Yks
Strunz classification 9.DG.95
Dana classification
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Prismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group P2/m
Formula mass 2,546.97 g/mol
Color Brownish pink to rose-red to straw-yellow
Crystal habit Fibrous, scaly or lamellar
Mohs scale hardness 4+12 to 5
Luster Vitreous, silky
Streak Nearly white to white
Diaphaneity Semitransparent
Specific gravity 3.05
Optical properties Biaxial
Refractive index nα = 1.644, nγ = 1.660
Pleochroism X pale rose-yellow, Y, Z rose-yellow
Other characteristics Barely detectable radioactivity

Code: 995
Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, RF

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