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Smithsonite & Calcite

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Smithsonite & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Kamariza Mines, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.3 × 2 cm
Description

Caramel brown smithsonite of fine pearly luster and coral like form nicely contrasting with white calcite.Possibly a pseudomorph of smithsonite after floss ferri aragonite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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