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Zinalsite

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Formula:
(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
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:
A 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.
Discredited by IMA in 2006 (IMA 06–C) = fraipontite (?), cf. Burke 2006.

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


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Chukhrov, F.V. (1958) Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 87: 487.
Fleischer, M. (1959) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 44: 207-210.
Chukhrov, F.V. and Petrovskaia, N.V. (1971) Problems of mineral inhomogeneity. Movska "Nauka": 192-201 (in Russian).
Wicks, F.J. and Whittaker, E.J.W. (1975) A Reappraisal of the Structures of the Serpentine Minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 227-243.
Burke, E.A.J. (2006) A mass discreditation of GQN minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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