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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

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Mineral Information on:
ajoite

Chemical Group:  silicate

Chemical Formula: 
 (K,Na)Cu7Al(Si3O8)3(OH)6.3H2O

Color:  blue green to light green             Streak:  pale greenish white

 

Hardness:                 Specific Gravity:  2.96                Fracture:

Luster: dull to vitreous

Cleavage: 1, perfect
 

transparent to translucent

 

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Habit:  massive or platy

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Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-
 

Locations: Ajo, Arizona; Wickenberg, Arizona; South Africa

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