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Zincospiroffite & Quetzalcoatlite

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Zincospiroffite & Quetzalcoatlite

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Description
Locality: 
North Star Mine, Mammoth, Tintic District, Juab County, Utah, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 1.5 × 1.3 cm
Description

Pale yellow, high lustrous zincospiroffite cluster  with sky blue quetzalcoatlite needles on quartz.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zincospiroffite

Formula: 
Zn2Te4+3O8
Strunz: 
4.JK.10
Hardness: 
2.5 - 0.0
Colour: 
Grey
Type Locality: 
Zhongshangou Mine, Dongping Au-Te ore field, Chongli Co., Zhangjiakou Prefecture, Hebei Province, China

Quetzalcoatlite

Formula: 
Zn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6·AgxPbyClx+2y
Strunz: 
4.FE.45
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 0.0
Colour: 
Blue
Type Locality: 
Bambollita Mine (Oriental Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
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