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Hemimorphite

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Hemimorphite

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Locality: 
Greenside Mine, Glenridding, Patterdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5 × 1.5 cm
Description

Pale blue hemimorphite with botryoidal surfaces on both sides of a thin matrix. This is a very unusual specimen from what was once one of the most productive lead mines in Britain, finally closing in 1961.

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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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