Ekatite

Ekatite


Composition: (Fe3+,Fe2+,Zn)12(OH)6(AsO3)6[AsO3,SiO3(OH)]2
Crystal System : Hexagonal
Colours: Brownish-black
Lustre : Vitreous
Hardness : 3
Year of Discovery: 1998
IMA Number: 1998-024
IMA Status: Approved
Discovered By: Michael Grieser (German collector)
Named for: Dieter Ekat (Namibian mining engineer)
References: Keller (2001)