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Zincite

Steven Phillips collection
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Description
Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.4 × 0.6 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with two very rare, tabular zincite crystals on matrix with minor tiny fluorite crystals and other species. These crystals are twinned on the basal plane and show re-entry knotches along the prism edges. A very rare occurence of zincite only made in one small find at Franklin. 

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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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