Mineralpedia Details for 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
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.