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GF1049

Cuprian Smithsonite

Ex George Fletcher Collection (UK)

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 10.7 × 3.4 cm
Description

An elongated vuggy chert has a surface lined with gemmy green cuprian smithsonite crystals some in little peaks.

The gemmy green crystals are backed by brownish haematite chert and in places by tennantite giving an excellent colouration.

Matrix also has some great little lined vugs.

Very good Cu-smithsonite.

Acquired 22 August 1986.

[GF1049]

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
Provenance

George Fletcher Collection

Tue, 2015-09-29 15:51 -- admin
Some History
Name: 
George Fletcher
Dates: 
present
Type: 
Collector/Collection
Specialisms: 
Derbyshire/Midlands, Weardale, United Kingdom
About

George Fletcher lives, worked and collected a lot in the Derbyshire, Peak distrct however as a prolific collector travelled all over the...

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