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Wupatkiite


Wupatkiite is a hydrous cobalt aluminum sulfate. Wupatkiite forms on mine walls. Metal bearing groundwater in porous rock, under the action of dry surface flow, is drawn out to dry and deposit this mineral. Similar to a candle wick. The type locality for wupatkiite is in Arizona near the Wupatki prehistoric ruins, from which the species derives its name (Williams & Cesbron, 1995).

This wupatkiite has a bubble-gum pink color, which stems from its cobalt content. This specimen is very delicate and fragile. It consists of fine fibers to 4.7 cm long. There is a bit of attached sandstone matrix. We will ship this with extra packing, but cannot guarantee its safe arrival.

Price: $100

Item code: MS1419

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