Specific gravity: 2.235 calculated
Colimaite was approved as a new mineral species in 2007, and the only locality reported to date (May 2021) is
the type locality.
At the type locality, the Colima volcano, Colima volcanic complex, Jalisco, Mexico, colimaite occurs as needles 10 to 100 microns in length in sublimates of high-temperature fumaroles at a temperature of 450 to 600oC (Mindat). It has been found in association with native vanadium (AM 101.2783).
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