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Mooreite Smithsonite & Hetaerolite

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Mooreite Smithsonite & Hetaerolite

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Description
Locality: 
Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 2 × 1.6 cm
Description

You are bidding on a rich thumbnail with a boxwork of tabular mooreite crystals. In the mooreite cavitites are tiny white spheres of smithsonite and tiny, equant black hetaerolite crystals. 

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Mooreite

Formula: 
Mg92Mn2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)26·8H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.45
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Smithsonite

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

Hetaerolite

Formula: 
ZnMn2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.10
Hardness: 
6.0
Colour: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Passaic pit (Marshall Mine; Passaic Mine), Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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