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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: 
5.2 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.40cm
Description

A very fine specimen from the Broken Hill (Kabwe) Mine in Zambia with a rich coverage of orange-brown hopeite crystals up to 4 mm on matrix.

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
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