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Rajite

Rajite

Named after Robert Allen Jenkins (initials RAJ), an American mineralogist and geologist for the Phelps Dodge Corporation, now Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., as the first to discover the species. Rajite is a rare mineral that occurs as a coating on fractures through silicified rhyolite breccia. Found only at its type locality at the Lone Pine mine in New Mexico, USA and also one other reported locality in Japan.

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

Formula
CuTe4+2O5 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Indistinct, Indistinct, None 
Color
green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Rajite from Lone Pine mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, United States

Rajite
            from Lone Pine mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, United States

Green scales on matrix.

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