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RM1986   Zunyite with hematite

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

Very sharp zunyite crystal 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. Tetrahedron edge is 15 mm. Disposed very aerial on the hematite matrix. A good sized and perfect crystallographic specimen of this rare species, a rare sorosilicate of aluminum and chlorine, with fluorine. New finding in Iran.

Size: 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm.
Main crystal: 15 mm edge/arista
Found in 2018