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Christmas Mine & Merry Christmas!

Friday, 17 December 2021 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Christmas Mine & Merry Christmas!" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including junitoite, rosasite, and ruizite and more from places like Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States.

Junitoite

with Fluorapophyllite-(K) - #57226
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
CaZn2Si2O7·H2
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
5 x 5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Special Info
Type Locality 

Groups of colorless Junitoite to 5mm. One of the groups, as seen in the photos, shows excellent free-standing crystals. Excellent specimen with a little Kinoite also. Juntoite is a very rare mineral first found at the Christmas mine and has only at one other locality in world, which is Franklin, NJ.

Merry Christmas!


Junitoite

Formula
CaZn2Si2O7·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4.5 
Special Info
Type Locality
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Rosasite

#57238
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
CuZnCO3(OH)2 
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
6 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate , copper  

Fuzzy blue and botyroidal crystals and groups of Rosasite. Very nice specimen for this uncommon mineral at the Christmas mine.

Merry Christmas!


Rosasite

Formula
CuZnCO3(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Spherical, Mammillary, Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Silky 
Color
blue green, light blue, sky blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness
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Ruizite

with Xonotlite - #57239
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
Ca2Mn3+2Si4O11(OH)4·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$65.00
Size
6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Special Info
Type Locality 

Individual rusty red groups of Ruizite amongst leathery looking white Xonotlite. Ruizite was first discovered at this mine and there has only been another three occurences worldwide since.

Merry Christmas!


Ruizite

Formula
Ca2Mn3+2Si4O11(OH)4·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Prismatic, Radial 
Color
brown, orange 
Streak
apricot yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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