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Putnisite from Armstrong Mine, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australia

Putnisite
            from Armstrong Mine, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australia
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New IMA mineral

Putnisite is a new IMA (IMA 2011-106) mineral. It is a carbonate-sulfate of strontium & chromium with bright purple color in the orthorhombic class. It was published by Elliott, P., Giester, G., Rowe, R., Pring, A. (2012) Putnisite, IMA 2011-106. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 810; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817. This is an exceptionally rich piece with embedded crystals to 1mm.

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