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Smithsonite

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Locality: 
Erlenbach Mine, Moresnet, Kelmis, Liège Province, Belgium
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 5 × 3.5 cm
Description

A very rare sample from the famous Vieille Montagne Mining District in Belgium.
The Erlenbach Mine was a small prospecting mine several kilometers west of the town of Kelmis and was operated in the early 1940's.
The specimen has a rich coverage of colourless to light brown botryoidal smithsonite.
See also the cerussite specimen from this location in this auction.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

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

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