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|Colour:||Bright royal blue to ...|
|Name:||Honouring Robert James Champion de Crespigny (b. 1950), Chairman of Normandy Mining Ltd. and Chairman of the South Australian Museum, for his contributions to Australian education.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Decrespignyite-(Y).
Classification of Decrespignyite-(Y)
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||5.CC.35|
5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
C : Carbonates without additional anions, with H2O
C : With rare earth elements (REE)
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Type Occurrence of Decrespignyite-(Y)
|Type Locality:||Paratoo copper mine, Yunta, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia|
|General Appearance of Type Material:||Blue crusts, coatings and fillings in thin fissures. Crusts and spherulitic aggregates are composed of individual tiny pseudohexagonal, often curved platelets.|
Physical Properties of Decrespignyite-(Y)
|Colour:||Bright royal blue to pale blue|
Chemical Properties of Decrespignyite-(Y)
|Essential elements:||C, Cl, Cu, H, O, Y|
|All elements listed in formula:||C, Cl, Cu, H, O, Y|
Relationship of Decrespignyite-(Y) to other Species
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Other Names for Decrespignyite-(Y)
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Decrespignyite-(Y)
K. Wallwork, U. Kolitsch, A. Pring and L. Nasdala (2002) Decrespignyite-(Y), a new copper yttrium rare earth carbonate chloride hydrate from Paratoo, South Australia. Mineralogical Magazine: 66, 181-188.
Internet Links for Decrespignyite-(Y)
Localities for Decrespignyite-(Y)
The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.