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Smithsonite & Rosasite

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Smithsonite & Rosasite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 4.5 × 5 cm
Description

Very good old time specimen of green smithsonite with blue green rosasite. Very rich specimen!

Collected 1948 Ex Konrad Olf collection, Germany

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

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

Rosasite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Rosas Mine, Narcao, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
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