1.7" Yellow-Green Austinite Crystal Cluster - Durango, Mexico

This is a beautiful formation of gemmy, yellow-green austinite that was collected from the Ojuela Mine in Durango, Mexico. The austinite formed in round aggregations from a limonitic matrix.

Austinite is a member of the adelite-descloizite group and has the chemical formula CaZn(AsO4)(OH). It forms in oxidized arsenic-rich metal deposits and is often associated with adamite, limonite, talmessite and quartz. It often exhibits a greenish coloration, though it has also been known to occur as yellow, brown, white and yellow-white aggregations. Austinite has been collected from the United States, Mexico, Australia, Bolivia, Namibia and several other locations.

Austinite was named after Austin Flint Rodgers, an American mineralogist at Stanford University.
FOR SALE
$35
DETAILS
SPECIES
Austinite
LOCATION
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
SIZE
.4" wide aggregation, 1.7" wide matrix
CATEGORY
ITEM
#154706