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Austinite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.3 × 1 cm
Description

Blue-green crystals of cuprian-rich austinite, associated to green crystals of rosasite. This variety of austinite is very rare at Tsumeb. 

The specimen has been analyzed, see copy of the analysis included.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Austinite

Formula: 
CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Gold Hill Mine (Western Utah Mine), Gold Hill, Gold Hill District (Clifton District), Deep Creek Mts, Tooele Co., Utah, USA

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