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Abhurite

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Category  Halide mineral
Strunz classification  3.DA.30
Space group  R32
Formula (repeating unit)  Sn21O6(OH)14Cl16
Crystal system  Trigonal
Abhurite
Crystal class  Trapezohedral (32) H-M symbol: (32)

Abhurite is a mineral of tin, oxygen, hydrogen, and chlorine with the formula Sn3O(OH)2Cl2. Its 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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Abhurite Wikipedia


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