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Zunyite With Hematite

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RBR742363

Zunyite With Hematite

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Description
Locality: 
Qalat-e Bala Salt Dome, Bandar-Abbas County, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.2 × 2 cm
Description

This specimen is from a new, smaller find in 2018. This item shows a perfect, sharp terminated zunyite on matrix. The crystal shows a brown color and is 1,4 cm large. The contrast to the matrix is very good and it's more 3-dimensional as ssen on the photo! Looking at the crystal faces it seems to be dull, but that's wrong. The luster is surprisingly fine! This location produced the best and largest zunyite-crystals in the world. The specimen is in perfect condition and free of damage all around.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
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