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RM1985   Zunyite with hematite

Qualat-e-Balat salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran

Very sharp zunyite crystals with good luster, coloured by red hematite inclusions and with some small brilliant foliaceous hematite partially included in faces. Very clean tetrahedron form, truncated by cube faces. Both tetrahedron edges are 10 mm long. They are disposed very aerial on the hematite matrix. A good sized and perfect crystallographic specimen of this unusual species, a rare sorosilicate of aluminum and chlorine, with fluorine. New finding in Iran.


Size: 4.0 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm.
Main crystal: 10/10 mm edge/arista
Found in 2018

 
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