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Brianyoungite

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Brianyoungite

Rare Mineral

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Locality: 
Sounion Mines, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 1.8 × 0.9 cm
Description

This is a rare Zn-carbonate-sulfate mineral, forms tiny, pearly white, platy crystals with calcite, on pyrite-sphalerite matrix.

Mineral Data
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Brianyoungite

Formula: 
Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Strunz: 
5.BF.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic or Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Brownley Hill Mine (Bloomsberry Horse Level), Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK

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