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Smithsonite Aurichalcite & Rosasite

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Smithsonite Aurichalcite & Rosasite

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Description
Locality: 
Kamariza Mines, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

Cavity fully covered by rice shaped elongated smithsonite crystals that are unusual for Lavrion.Nice colorful additions are acicular aurichalcite and botryoidal like rosasite.A classic now old time combination from Lavrion mines.

Mineral Data
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Smithsonite

Formula: 
ZnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

Aurichalcite

Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Loktevskoye Mine (Loktevskii Mine), Upper Loktevka River, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

Rosasite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Rosas Mine, Narcao, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

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