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Ruizite & Apophyllite

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Description
Locality: 
Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.1 × 1.9 × 1.6 cm
Weight: 
17.00gr
Description

Matrix with salmon coloured ruizite crystals from the species Type Locality. The crystals are associated with colourless apophyllite crystals and dark unidentified dendrites.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Apophyllite

Synonym Of: 

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0

Fluorapophyllite-(Na)

Formula: 
NaCa4(Si8O20)F·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

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