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Quetzalcoatlite with Kettnerite

#52901

Quetzalcoatlite with Kettnerite

#52901
Availability
Sold
Size
2.3 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Cu2+3Zn6Te6+2O12(OH)6·(Ag,Pb,□)Cl (RRUFF)
Locality
Blue Bell claims, San Bernardino Co., California, United States
Tagged
copper , tellurium , silver

Fine and tiny, less than 1mm, bluish green acicular sprays of very rare Quetzalcoatlite. There are many sprays. The mineral is found in only 6 or 7 localities worldwide. It is named for the Aztec feathered god Quetzalcoatl, the god of intelligence......I wish he would visit me. I had to go all the way to France to get this piece.

Quetzalcoatlite

Formula
Cu2+3Zn6Te6+2O12(OH)6·(Ag,Pb,[ ])Cl 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Color
blue 
Class
Hexagonal - Trapezohedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness

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