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Cuprian Smithsonite Segnitite & Arsenbrackebuschite

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Cuprian Smithsonite Segnitite & Arsenbrackebuschite

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Description
Locality: 
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
12.8 × 4.9 × 3.4 cm
Description

This specimen was long in my collection - almost unnoticed. Just when I decided to reduce it to self-found specimen and minerals from visited localities I took a closer look, saw something unusual and had it analysed. To my surprise the result was grass-green segnitite and yellow micro-crystals of arsenbrackebuschite. This combination seems to be extremely rare. There is no other specimen like this on Mindat and the pictures of each single species confirm it's real fantastic quality for any of them. I'm sure you won't find a single specimen coming close to this one anywhere else. Not to forget, that it is very attractive, with no damage, and was attached only at the side with the thin part.

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

Segnitite

Formula: 
PbFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6
Strunz: 
8.BL.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Kintore opencut, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia

Arsenbrackebuschite

Formula: 
Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BG.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia

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