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Junitoite

Sorosilicate

Junitoite is a mineral with formula CaZn2Si2O7·H2O. It was discovered at the Christmas mine in Christmas, Arizona , and described in 1976. The mineral is named for mineral chemist Jun Ito (1926–1978).

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.656
1.664
1.672

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic