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Greenockite & Smithsonite

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Greenockite & Smithsonite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm
Description

Orange brown hexagonal greenockite associated with brown smithsonite on galena matrix. 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Greenockite

Formula: 
CdS
Strunz: 
2.CB.45
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Bishopton tunnel, Bishopton, Strathclyde (Renfrewshire), Scotland, UK

Smithsonite

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