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Cuprian Smithsonite Willemite & Gypsum

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Cuprian Smithsonite Willemite & Gypsum

Ulber Mineralien
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Description
Locality: 
Platosa Mine, Bermejillo, Durango, Mexico
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 7 × 4 cm
Description

Very interesting, unusual and rare combination. Pale pink smithsonite crystals, obviously covered by yellowish willemite (not analyzed), on colorless gypsum crystals with brown phantoms. Seldom offered locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprian Smithsonite

Variety Of: 

Smithsonite

Formula: 
ZnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)CO3

Willemite

Formula: 
Zn2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AA.05
Hardness: 
5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Moresnet, Kelmis, Plombières-Vieille Montagne District (Plombières-Altenberg), Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium

Gypsum

Formula: 
CaSO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CD.40
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
White.

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