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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Y is for Yuksporite

Yuksporite - pic courtesy of Wikipedia

This is a rather pretty color mineral found in Russia.  This is a silicate mineral.  It contains rare elements of strontium, titanium and niobium, as well as the commoner metallic elements potassium, calcium, sodium and manganese.  It was found in Russia in 1922 and was named for the locality, near Mount Yukspor.

Yuksporite - pic courtesy of Wikipedia

The mineral is brownish-pink, rose pink or yellowish in color.  It has a silky vitreous luster.  Its makeup is similar to quartz but closer to tourmaline.  So far, the only occurrences of this mineral have been in Russia.


  1. My first thought upon seeing this is that it looked like quartz. Interesting to know it can only be found in Russia.

    1. Hi Mandy,

      Thanks for your comment. A lot of minerals and gems look like quartz. I haven't been to your blog yet so will visit you. Thanks for stopping by.



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