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Zunyite

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Description
Locality: 
Qalat-e Bala Salt Dome, Bandar-Abbas County, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm
Description

An exciting new find of Zunyite from Iran, the specimens from this find are the best of the species. These maroon-brown crystals are formed in Hematite veins. These gorgeous crystals are a combination of a tetrahedron and a cube which give it this pristine sharp form. 

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
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