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Kinoite

Kinoite

Named for Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit pioneer of the Sonora-Arizona-California area. Found only in Japan and the United States, Kinoite is a rare mineral that occurs in vugs and veins through skarn and in pockets in basaltic lava flows.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/kinoite.pdf

Formula
Ca2Cu2Si3O10ยท2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Distinct 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
azure blue 
Streak
bluish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Kinoite from Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States

Kinoite
            from Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States

Micro crystals to about 0.5mm as singles and fan-like aggregates.

Kinoite crystals as single tabular or platy crystals to about 0.3mm and as fan-like sprays.

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