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CHP896803

Apachite & Gilalite & Ruizite

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Description
Locality: 
Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm
Description

rich specimen with some very nice sky-blue crystalline balls of apachite on matrix with associate green balls of gilalite with associate crystalline aggregates of orange needles of ruizite: type locality of all 3 species.

c. 3767

Mineral Data
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Apachite

Formula: 
Cu9Si10O29·11H2O
Strunz: 
9.HE.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Gilalite

Formula: 
Cu5Si6O17·7H2O
Strunz: 
9.HE.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Ruizite

Formula: 
Ca2Mn3+2[(OH)2|H2Si4O13]·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.BJ.35
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

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