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Jerrygibbsite

Nesosilicates

Jerrygibbsite is a rare silicate mineral with chemical formula: (Mn,Zn)9(SiO4)4(OH)2. Jerrygibbsite was originally discovered by Pete J. Dunn in 1984, who named it after mineralogist Gerald V. Gibbs (born 1929). It has only been reported from the type locality , New Jersey 's Otjozondjupa region. Jerrygibbsite is member of the leucophoenite family of the humite group. It is always found with these two minerals. It is a dimorph.

Identification

Color of mineral

Violet
Pink
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5.5

The streak

Pink

Density ( specific gravity )

1.772
1.783
1.789

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic