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Sonoraite

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Locality: 
Moctezuma Mine, Moctezuma, Moctezuma Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1 × 0.7 cm
Description

Outstanding yellow sharp hexagonal crystals of the extremely rare tellurium mineral sonoraite from Moctezuma, associated to green emmonsite from the type locality for sonoraite.

Mineral Data
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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

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