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Junitoite Kinoite & Sauconite

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Junitoite Kinoite & Sauconite

ex collection Michael Shannon
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Description
Locality: 
Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.9 × 3 cm
Description

Lvender-colored and colorless junitoite (type locality), blue kinoite and pink sauconite on matrix. In addition one or two more unidentified species.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Junitoite

Formula: 
CaZn2Si2O7·H2O
Strunz: 
9.BD.15
Hardness: 
4.5
Colour: 
colorless
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Kinoite

Formula: 
Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Strunz: 
9.BH.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

Sauconite

Formula: 
Na0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
9.EC.45
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Friedensville Mine, Friedensville, Saucon Valley, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA

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