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Warikahnite


Mineral: Warikahnite, Quartz
Chemistry: Zn3(AsO4)2.2H2O
Size: 49 mm
Owner: W.W. (Bill) Pinch
Photographer: Jeff Scovil

Elongated, yellow-orange crystals of warikahnite forming a wheatsheaf-like aggregate (30 mm in length), associated with quartz.

This is the best of about five small specimens of warikahnite recovered from Zero Stope on 31 Level, in 1984, by Hannes Schoombie.  He sold the specimens to Clive Queit, from whom it was purchased by its current owner in 2005.