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Skorpionite Tarbuttite & Zincite

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Skorpionite Tarbuttite & Zincite

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Description
Locality: 
Skorpion Mine, Karas Region, Namibia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4 × 4 cm
Description

A  piece with glassy scorpionite crystals sitting on white zinkite sitting on green tarbuttite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Skorpionite

Formula: 
Ca3Zn2(PO4)2(CO3)(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DO.45
Hardness: 
3.5 - 0.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia

Tarbuttite

Formula: 
Zn2(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Kabwe District, Central Province, Zambia

Zincite

Formula: 
(Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)O
Strunz: 
4.AB.20
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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