Sinjarite, a New Mineral from Iraq

Zeki A. Aljubouri and Salim M. Aldabbagh
Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Mosul, Iraq

Summary: A hygroscopic, soft, pink mineral was discovered in Sinjar town, west of Mosul city. Wet chemical and X-ray diffraction analyses proved that the mineral has a composition of calcium chloride dihydrate CaCl2·2H2O, which has not been known in nature before. It is therefore a new mineral, and is named sinjarite after its locality.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1980 v. 43; no. 329; p. 643-645; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1980.043.329.13
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