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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations

Mineralogy and Geology of Austinite

Mineral formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)

Grouping: member of Adelite-Descloizite Group

Crystal system: orthorhombic

Crystal habit: distinct, well developed, orthorhombic crystals of bladed or acicular habit.

Cleavage: distinct / good on {011}

Color: colorless to pale yellowish white, or bright green

Streak: white

Luster: sub-adamantine, sub-vitreous, greasy, or silky

Diaphaneity: transparent to translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 4 – 4 ½

Specific gravity: 4.13

Named after: Austin Flint Rogers, a mineralogy professor at Stanford University, by Lloyd Williams Staples in 1935

Type locality: Gold Hill Mine, Gold Hill, Gold Hill Mining District, Tooele County, Utah

Geological occurrence: the oxidized zones of arsenic-bearing base-metal deposits.


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.