Kammererita. Beautiful stone that was identified in 1841 by the Finnish mineralogist Nordenskiöld . Its name honors Russian mining engineer Kammerer of Saint Petersburg .
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- 1 Features
- 2 Physical Properties
- 3 Jewelry
- 4 Deposits
- 5 Sources
The kammererite, a beautiful fuchsia pink color, is a chromiferous variety of clinochlor whose name comes from the Greek “klino”, for its oblique, inclined axis and “chloros”, green . That is why the term kammererita is used to differentiate its color.
Kämmererita is a variety of KÄMMERERITA. The KÄMMERERITA is a mineral from the group of silicates, phyllosilicate subgroup and within them it belongs to hydrochlorides. It is a [[ magnesium , iron and aluminum aluminosilicate .
Its origin is metamorphic in various types of slates and marbles; hydrothermal in quartz veins and quartz ores and alpine veins, it occasionally replaces certain minerals, such as biotite . It has a complex chemical composition. KÄMMERERITA is very common in a great variety of metamorphic rocks, being the main component of the so-called shales.
- DENSITY: 2.7
- STRIPE: Colorless
- COLOR: greenish, gray , white , yellowish, brown , reddish purple .
- BRIGHTNESS: Vitreous to Pearl
- EXFOLIATION- FRACTURE: Perfect – Irregular
- CRYSTALLIZATION: Monoclinic System
- TRANSPARENCY: Transparent to translucent
- MORPHOLOGY: Tightly formed, aggregated, leafy and radial tabular crystals and compact masses
It is cut into facets for its beautiful color but its weak hardness makes it very fragile, it is a collector’s stone.
The beautiful fuchsia pink crystals from Kop Daglari in Turkey ( Kop Krom mine ), and the largest of the Urals in Russia . It is also found in Val Locarna in the Piedmont of Italy . Crystals up to 50 mm in diameter, associated with chondrodite and magnetite, are known from the Tilly Foster mine , Brewster , New York and Chester , Pennsylvania ( USA ). It also occurs in the form of oxide crusts of up to oxide of up to 40 cm in Beramy]] (Madagascar ).