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Sonoraite & Mackayite

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Sonoraite & Mackayite

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Description
Locality: 
San Miguel Mine, Moctezuma, Moctezuma Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3.2 × 3 cm
Description

Outstanding yellow crystals of the extremely rare tellurium mineral sonoraite associated to sharp green mackayite (photos 3 and 4) and grass green emmonsite from the type locality for sonoraite.

Very nice under the microscope !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sonoraite

Formula: 
Fe3+(TeO3)(OH)·H2O
Strunz: 
4.JN.05
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Moctezuma Mine (Bambolla Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico

Mackayite

Formula: 
Fe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)
Strunz: 
4.JL.10
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Mohawk Mine, Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA

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