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Austinite

#37655

Austinite

#37655
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaZnAsO4(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Gold Hill mine, Tooele Co., Utah, United States
Tagged
arsenate

Light or even faint green sparkly groups of Austunite crystals to 3mm across in spongy limonitic matrix. The Gold Hill mine is mineralogically one of the more famous mines of the American West. Don't ever go to this mine without two spare tires in 100 degree heat.

Austinite

Formula
CaZnAsO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Subadamantine 
Color
brown, colorless, green, yellowish white, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
4-4.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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