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Winstanleyite Jarosite & Emmonsite

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Winstanleyite Jarosite & Emmonsite

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Description
Locality: 
Grand Central Mine, Tombstone Hills, Cochise County, Arizona, United States of America
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1 × 0.7 cm
Description

Tiny light orange cubic crystals in vugs associated to jarosite (deep orange-brown) and emmonsite (green). A very rare tellurium mineral coming from only two localities.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Winstanleyite

Formula: 
TiTe4+3O8
Strunz: 
4.JK.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 0.0
Type Locality: 
Grand Central Mine, Contention-Grand Central Mine group, Tombstone District, Tombstone Hills, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

Jarosite

Formula: 
KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BC.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Pyramidal Class
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Jaroso Ravine, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera), Almería, Andalusia, Spain

Emmonsite

Formula: 
Fe3+2[TeO3]3·2H2O
Strunz: 
4.JM.10
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Tombstone, Tombstone District, Tombstone Hills, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

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