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Kampfite

Phyllosilicate

Kampfite is a rare barium –carbonate with formula: Ba12(Si11Al5)O31(CO3)8Cl5. Discovered in 1964 and described in 2001, it is named after Anthony R. Kampf. The mineral is known only from Fresno County, California.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Blue

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Density ( specific gravity )

1.642
1.594

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic