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Austinite is a hydrous calcium zinc arsenate. The mineral has the same crystal structure as conichalcite, with which it forms a series. Staples (1935) named the species after Austin Flint Rogers (1877-1957), mineralogist at Stanford University. Ojuela produces fine austinite specimens, some of which resemble adamite or smithsonite.

This is a fine Ojuela austinite, with globules to 8 mm on a open boxwork gossan. The austinite is transparent and cream colored with a satiny surface. This specimen is from the collection of Bob Trimingham (1937-2013) collection; his collection card comes accompanies the piece. Attractive!

Price: $300

Item code: MS1720

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