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Ruizite

Sorosilicate

Ruizite is a sorosilicate mineral with formula Ca2Mn2Si4O11(OH)4·2H2O. It was discovered at the Christmas mine in Christmas, Arizona , and described in 1977. The mineral is named for discoverer Joe Ana Ruiz.

Identification

Color of mineral

Orange
Red
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.663
1.715
1.734

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic