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Zunyite

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Zunyite

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Locality: 
Qalat-e Bala Salt Dome, Bandar-Abbas County, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 1.3 × 1.2 cm
Description

The red color of the zunyizte is based on hematite inclusions, further tiny discs of black hematite are inter-grown to the faces. The sharp, glossy crystal is set on a small base of matrix. Zunyite is generally rare, and Hormuz produced it in outstanding quality. This specimen is an exceptional, wonderful thumb in finest quality.

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Zunyite

Formula: 
Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
Strunz: 
9.BJ.55
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zuni Mine (Zuñi Mine), Anvil Mountain, Red Mountain District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
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