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DescriptionZunyite, Al13O4(Si5O16)(OH,F)18Cl is a mineral chemically related to topaz, and structurally related to zoisite and lawsonite. Here it exists as small transparent gray-colorless glassy crystals in an altered rock from New Mexico. Zunyite most often occurs in highly aluminous metasedimentary rocks. It may be colorless, gray-white, pink, or reddish white. This specimen is about 5 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ New Mexico. Near Gallup. Zuni Mountains.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-03-26.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1877.
Key wordszunyite
Tech details695 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number246