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Wulfenite & Hemimorphite

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Wulfenite & Hemimorphite

ex Karl B. Vrba, Bohemia
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Description
Locality: 
Băiţa, Nucet, Bihor County, Romania
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm
Description

A rare old timer from Romania: dated 1887 this specimen comes from the stock of the bohemian mineralogist Karl Vrba (1845-1922). The label describes the specimen as platy golden yellow wulfenite on hemimorphite from Rezbanya, Hungary (the "Hungary" addition was added later replacing the former description). Rezbanya is the old name for Baita Bihor. The specimen itself is not very spectacular featuring intense yellow blades of wulfenite (mostly broken) an a lawn of greenish grey to whiteish hemimorphite crystals an earthy matrix. First of the kind i ever handled from that locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wulfenite

Formula: 
Pb(MoO4)
Strunz: 
7.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

Hemimorphite

Formula: 
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
9.BD.10
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Băiţa Mining District (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya), Nucet, Bihor Co., Romania

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Best regards Roger

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