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Mooreite & Zincite

Steven Phillips collection
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Description
Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small but fantastic sample with bladed mooreite crystals growing on primary, rough zincite crystals. This is a very unusual occurence and association for the mineral. An Alice Kraissl mounted specimen from the Steven Phillips collection of Franklin District micromounts and rarities. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Zincite

Formula: 
(Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)O
Strunz: 
4.AB.20
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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