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Adamsite-(Y) (previously IMA 1999-020), chemical formula NaY(CO3)2·6H2O is a mineral of sodium, yttrium, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. It is named after Frank Dawson Adams (1859–1942), professor of geology, McGill University. Its Mohs scale rating is 3.

Adamsite-(Y)
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Cluster of prismatic white crystals of adamsite from Canada
General
CategoryMineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
NaY(CO3)2·6H2O
Strunz classification5.CC.30
Crystal systemTriclinic
Crystal classPinacoidal (1)
(same H-M symbol)
Space groupP1
Identification
Mohs scale hardness3.0

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