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Hopeite

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Description
Locality: 
Broken Hill (Kabwe Mine), Central Province, Zambia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 4.5 × 3.8 cm
Description

Lustrous reddish brown prismatic hopeite crystals to 6 mm with pyramidal terminations. In very good condition. This piece comes from an old collection and was acquired in 1971. The old collection label is included.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hopeite

Formula: 
Zn3(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CA.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Moresnet, Kelmis, Plombières-Vieille Montagne District (Plombières-Altenberg), Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium