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n.1.(Min.) A fluosilicate of alumina occurring in tetrahedral crystals at the Zuñi mine in Colorado.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Catalog of Arizona Mineral Occurrences is organized alphabetically - from acanthite to zunyite. Each entry contains a description of the mineral and its typical geology followed by a detailing of occurrence grouped by county.
That's why you'll find Zababa, Zincenite, Zippeite, Zoisite, Zoubekite, Zunyite, Zussmanite, Zvyagintsevite, Zweiselite in the Z section of the alphabet.
There follows the book's longest chapter, "Less Common Species," which offers nearly a hundred pages of short accounts of minerals ranging from adamite and algodonite (a copper arsenide) through weloganite, whewellite, wulfenite, xonotlite, yugawaralite, zincite, zunyite (and many others even within the sequence WXYZ)--all considered in light of their potentials as ornamental materials.
Ken Roberts had some really fine Mexican amethyst crystal groups and there was a good selection of large zunyite crystals from the Quartzsite area, Arizona, collected by Jim Walker.
How about top-quality specimens of leadhillite, cerussite, linarite, turquoise, vanadinite, smithsonite, zunyite, cyanotrichite and hematite?
The alphabetized descriptions of mineral species comprise necessarily the catalog's core: 183 pages of densely packed information, acanthite through zunyite. Each description begins with a paragraph on the general nature and geological mode of occurrence of the species in question--a feature of use only by beginners, since the data here are not Tasmania-specific and are available readily elsewhere.