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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.|
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
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)
Internet Links for Zinalsite
Localities for Zinalsite
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Locality Updated: Fjardará valley, Seyðisfjörður, Eastern Region, IcelandFrom Rob Woodside, 22nd Dec 2014 16:54:36