Kimzeyite : Ca3(Zr,Ti)2((Si,Al,Fe3+)O4)3

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Copyright © photo by and specimen in the collection of Charles Creekmur
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Kimzeyite : Ca3(Zr,Ti)2((Si,Al,Fe3+)O4)3

Copyright © photo by and specimen in the collection of Charles Creekmur  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

A single crystal of brown kimzeyite resting between cleaved masses of pink eudialyte in a carbonitite matrix consisting of calcite and aegirine from Magnet Cove. This specimen was collected in the company of Lawton Kimzey (brother of Joe Kimzey)of Magnet Cove, Arkansas in the mid 1950's. Overall size of specimen is 18 pounds and the field of view is about 1 1/2 inches. Collection of and photo by Charles Creekmur.

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PhotosKimzeyite - Magnet Cove, Hot Spring Co., Arkansas, USA

30th Nov 2016 17:32 GMTStephan Wolfsried Expert

I cannot see any isometric crystal on this picture.

My knowledge about Kimzeyite from Magnet Cove is different. Am I wrong?


30th Nov 2016 21:53 GMTReiner Mielke Expert

Maybe those broken pinkish sections are distorted kimzeyite crystals and the black crystals are aegerine.

30th Nov 2016 22:38 GMTMichael C. Michayluk

Quote from the photo's description ...."A single crystal of brown kimzeyite resting between cleaved masses of pink eudialyte in a carbonatite matrix consisting of calcite and aegirine"

It appears they are describing the brown crystal at the top center of the photo

30th Nov 2016 22:57 GMTAlfredo Petrov Manager

Exactly. Upper center, but it looks like 2 or 3 tiny dark brown kimzeyites grown together, hence the aparent un-isometric elongation.

30th Nov 2016 23:03 GMTReiner Mielke Expert

The photo is very badly and inadequately described and should be sent to user only until it is done correctly.

1st Dec 2016 03:13 GMTCharles Creekmur Expert

Actually, I was in the company of Joe Kimzeys brother, Lawton when we collected this specimen in the mid 1950's so I am pretty sure the identification is correct. As you probably know, Joe was connected with the state geology bureau and owned the land that the good magnetite was found on. Lawton had a house there in the Cove made out of native rock with a wide band of syenite lining the top layer just under the roof line. The exposed face of the syenite blocks was a thin veneer of sodalite from the Diamond Joe Quarry. Pretty impressive to see a wide blue band ringing the house

Charles Creekmur
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