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Whelanite & Stringhamite

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Whelanite & Stringhamite

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Description
Locality: 
Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 3 × 2 cm
Description

Outstanding deep blue crystals of the rare mineral stringhamite associated to pale blue whelanite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Whelanite

Formula: 
Cu2+2Ca6[Si6O17(OH)](CO3)(OH)3(H2O)2
Hardness: 
2.5 - 0.0
Type Locality: 
Bawana Mine (Old Hickory mine), Rocky District, Rocky Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA

Stringhamite

Formula: 
CaCu(SiO4)·H2O
Strunz: 
9.AE.35
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Bawana Mine (Old Hickory mine), Rocky District, Rocky Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA

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