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Kinoite

Sorosilicate

Kinoite (Ca 8(OH silicate mineral. It is somewhat scarce. It has a monoclinic luster, and is transparent to translucent. It can be found in the Santa Rita Mountains , the Christmas Mine and a few other copper mines. Kinoite is popular with mineral collectors. Kinoite was named upon its discovery in 1970 after the pioneer Jesuit missionary Padre Eusebio Kino who worked in Arizona, Sonora and Baja California.

Identification

Color of mineral

Blue

Density ( specific gravity )

1.638
1.665
1.676

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic