Kammererita

Kammererita. Beautiful stone that was identified in 1841 by the Finnish mineralogist Nordenskiöld . Its name honors Russian mining engineer Kammerer of Saint Petersburg .

Summary

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  • 1 Features
  • 2 Physical Properties
  • 3 Jewelry
  • 4 Deposits
  • 5 Sources

characteristics

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.

Physical Properties

  • 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

Jewelry

It is cut into facets for its beautiful color but its weak hardness makes it very fragile, it is a collector’s stone.

Deposits

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 ).

 

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