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Hydrozincite & Smithsonite

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Hydrozincite & Smithsonite

ex Henri Warlet coll., ex Walter De Kaersmaecker 14.11.1976
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Vielle Montagne, Moresnet, Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3.4 × 3.9 cm
Weight: 
101.00gr
Description

Old specimen with white crust of hydrozincite on smithsonite crystals. Sometimes you can see free standing smithsonite crystals in the vugs.
 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hydrozincite

Formula: 
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

Smithsonite

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