Abhurite

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Abhurite
Abhurite - Shipwreck Hydra, South coast of Norway.jpg
Brownish tabular crystals of abhurite from Shipwreck "Hydra", South coast of Norway
General
Category Halide mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
Sn21O6(OH)14Cl16
Strunz classification 03.DA.30
Crystal symmetry Trigonal

Abhurite is a mineral of tin, oxygen, hydrogen, and chlorine with the formula Sn3O(OH)2Cl2.[1] It's named after its type locality a shipwreck with tin ingots at Sharm Abhur, a cove near Jiddah, Red Sea. Its Mohs scale rating is 2.

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  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: "Dana's new mineralogy", p. 401. John Wiley & Sons, 1997