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Gilalite from
Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Gilalite
Formula:Cu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Comments:Occurs as abundant coatings or thick botryoidal crusts on fracture surfaces or embedded in the rock; replacing diopside; as micro green spheres.
Colour:Green to blue-green
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References:Cesbron, F.P. & S.A. Williams (1980), Apachite and gilalite, two new copper silicates from Christmas, AZ, Mineralogical Magazine: 43: 639-641; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 231, 428.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Apachite
Tobermorite
Xonotlite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Kinoite29 photos of Gilalite associated with Kinoite at this locality.
Apophyllite15 photos of Gilalite associated with Apophyllite at this locality.
Ruizite4 photos of Gilalite associated with Ruizite at this locality.
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)4 photos of Gilalite associated with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) at this locality.
Cuprite2 photos of Gilalite associated with Cuprite at this locality.
Apachite2 photos of Gilalite associated with Apachite at this locality.
Brochantite2 photos of Gilalite associated with Brochantite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Gilalite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (12 photos)
Localities for Gilalite in this Region
Christmas open pit, Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
 
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