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Zunyite

#AH53386

Zunyite

#AH53386
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl (RRUFF)
Locality
Zuni mine, Red Mountain dist., San Juan Co., Colorado, United States

Murky but lustrous crystals of Zunyite to 2mm with Quartz. The crystals form simple tetrahedrons.

The Zuni mine is about three miles northwest of Silverton and is the type locality for Zunyite. It was originally located as a silver mine in 1881. 

Zunyite

Formula
Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, gray white, pink, reddish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Isometric - Hextetrahedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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