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Alterite

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Description
Locality: 
Cliff Dwellers Lodge, Vermillion Cliffs Mining District, Coconino County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 2 × 1.7 cm
Description

Yellow crystals of alterite, rich on matrix.   Alterite is the first known zinc oxalate mineral, known only from a single fossil tree.

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Alterite

Formula: 
Zn2Fe3+4(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Colour: 
Yellow-green
Type Locality: 
Cliff Dwellers Lodge, Coconino Co., Arizona, United States Of America

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