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Mimetite & Smithsonite

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Mimetite & Smithsonite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.7 × 1 cm
Weight: 
6.80gr
Description

Fine combination of two rare minerals, tiny needles of mimetite on botryoidal smithsonite. Nice, thumbnail specimen from famous Tsumeb !

(3150)

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mimetite

Formula: 
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Treue Freundschaft Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Smithsonite

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

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