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Colour:White, rose, ...Hardness:2½ - 3
Name:Named in 1956 by Fedor Vassil’evich Chukhrov from its composition: zinc (Zin), aluminum (Al) and silicon (Si). Chukhrov and Petrovskaia (1971) further defined zinalsite as the Zn analog of amesite.
Synonym of:Fraipontite

Originally reported from Akdzhal deposit, Akdzhal, Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy (Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya [Eastern-Kazakhstan] Oblast'), Kazakhstan. and Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

d 10.46 (100), 7.30 (100), 4.55, 3.58, 2.71. 2.425, 1.559

Sp. Gr. 3.007 H 2.5-3 n = 1.56-1.58

References for Zinalsite

Reference List:

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Chukhrov, F. V. (1958) Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 87: 487: American Mineralogist (1959): 44: 209 (abstract)
Chukhrov, F. V. and Petrovskaia, N. V. (1971) Problems of Mineral Inhomogeneity, Movska "Nauka", p. 192-201. (in Russian).
Wicks, F. J. and Whittaker, E. J. W. (1975) A Reappraisal of the Structures of the Serpentine Minerals, Canadian Mineralogist, v. 13, p. 227-243.
Can. Min. 44, 1557-1560(2006)

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  • Localities for Zinalsite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    • Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
      • Akdzhal
    Chukrov, F.V. (1956): Kora Vyvetrivania 2, 107-123, abstract in American Mineralogist 44, 208 (1959).; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
    • Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast')
      • Balkhash Region (Balqash; Karatas; Prebalkhashie)
        • Gul'shad (Gul'shat; Gul'sad)
    • Southern Kazakhstan Province (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
      • Karatau Range
        • Kentau
          • Ashchysay (Achisay)
    Chukrov, F.V. (1956): Kora Vyvetrivania 2, 107-123, abstract in American Mineralogist 44, 208 (1959).
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex Co.
        • Franklin Mining District
          • Ogdensburg
            • Sterling Hill
    Chukrov, F.V.: Kora Vyvetrivania:2:107-123 (1956)(abstract in Am.Min.:44:208); Dunn(1995):Pt4:505.
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