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Posted by Olav Revheim  
April 09, 2012 07:19AM
First draft of the "Katophorite-series" Best Minerals articles are completed. Please see Katophorite-series. Comments, suggestions and corrections are highly welcome

smiling smiley

avatar Re: Katophorite-series
April 12, 2012 12:34AM
Nice work, Olav. Looks good.
Re: Katophorite-series
April 12, 2012 07:31AM
Thank you Jason smiling smiley
Re: Katophorite-series
April 12, 2012 03:21PM

In the following paragraph, did you intend to use famous rather than infamous?

Katophorite minerals are normally found in alkaline intrusions, such as nepheline syenites and also lamproites and similar rocks, typically together with other Sodium and Calcium bearing amphiboles. The Khibina massif in Russia is infamous in this respect, as 25 different amphiboles has been identified there.

Re: Katophorite-series
April 12, 2012 03:30PM
Keith, given the difficulties of identifying amphiboles, I would say that any place with 25 different species will cause so many headaches to collectors that infamous is indeed the appropriate word smiling smiley
Re: Katophorite-series
April 12, 2012 04:27PM

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