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Gunningite

Sulfate mineral

Gunningite is one of the minerals in the Kieserite group, with the chemical formula (Zn,Mn2+ )SO 4·H2O. Its name honours Henry Cecil Gunning (1901–1991) of the Geological Survey of Canada and a Professor at the University of British Columbia

Identification

Color of mineral

White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.57
1.576
1.63

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic