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Diaoyudaoite

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Diaoyudaoite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Port Elizabeth, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.18 × 0.1 × 0.1 cm
Description

One single isolated colorless crystal of the extremely rare mineral diaoyudaoite from one of the few localities known worldwide.

Diaoyudaoite is a simple Na-Al oxide.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Diaoyudaoite

Formula: 
NaAl11O17
Strunz: 
4.CC.45
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Type Locality: 
Okinawa Trough, Senkaku Islands (Diaoyudao Islands; Diaoyutai Islands), Okinawa Prefecture, Nansei Archipelago, Kyushu Region, Japan

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