2.4" Fibrous Pink Wupatkiite Formation - Cameron, Arizona

This is a 2.4" wide specimen of pink, fibrous wupatkiite, collected from the Cameron Mining District (North Grey Mountain) in Coconino County, Arizona.

Wupatkiite is a rare, secondary mineral that occurs as a product of oxidation of cobalt, nickel, molybdenum and uranium primary mineralization. Formations of wupatkiite have only been documented as coming from a few locations, including Arizona (USA), Costa Rica, Russia, Europe and Cyprus. It is named for the Wupatki Indian pueblos, a National Monument that is near its type locality of Cameron, Arizona.

Chemical Formula - (Co,Mg,Ni)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
DETAILS
SPECIES
Wupatkiite
LOCATION
Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino County, Arizona
SIZE
2.4 x 1.6"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#186400