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Cerussite On Duftite On Smithsonite

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Cerussite On Duftite On Smithsonite

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Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 5.3 × 3.3 cm
Description

A stalactite like matrix structure covered by smithsonite in turn coated by green duftite hosting a myriad of well defined cerussite.

Some cerussite are partially coated by an unknown black botryoidal growth that is possibly goethite??

The attachment contact is at the base so the specimen is otherwise three dimensional and offers much to study on every surface in 360°.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cerussite

Formula: 
PbCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

Duftite

Formula: 
PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia

Smithsonite

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

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