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Xocolatlite & Sonoraite

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Xocolatlite & Sonoraite

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Description
Locality: 
Bambollita Mine, Moctezuma, Moctezuma Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.1 × 0.5 cm
Description

Brown crystals of the very rare tellurium mineral xocolatlite (photo 1) associated to yellow crystals of another very rare tellurium mineral sonoraite (photo 2)  from the type locality for both in Moctezuma.

Two Te rarities in a single specimen !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Xocolatlite

Formula: 
Ca2Mn4+2(Te6+O6)2·H2O
Strunz: 
7.DF.85
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Moctezuma Mine (Bambolla Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico

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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