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Kreittonite

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Formula:
ZnAl2O4
Name:
Fro the Greek κρειττωυ, stronger, in allusion to its higher specific gravity relative to some other spinels.
A variety of Gahnite

A ferroan variety of gahnite. The Zn:Fe ratio goes to 1.64:1.


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Chemical Properties of KreittoniteHide

Formula:
ZnAl2O4

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for KreittoniteHide

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von Kobell (1848), Journal pr. Chem.: 44: 99.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 689.

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Localities for KreittoniteHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Bodenmais
Obermüller, T., (1993): Der Silberberg bei Bodenmais/Bayer. Wald, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 201-224
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