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Smithsonite Mimetite Covellite & Malachite

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Smithsonite Mimetite Covellite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 6.6 × 6 cm
Weight: 
656.00gr
Description

Rare and interesting combination of glossy, white smithsonite and yellowish mimetite crystals with some botryoidal malachite and a lot of covellite - in the matrix and under the malachite.

A real rarity from this locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

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

Mimetite

Formula: 
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Treue Freundschaft Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Covellite

Formula: 
CuS
Strunz: 
2.CA.05a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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