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Smithsonite

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Locality: 
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 3.3 × 2 cm
Description

Specimen of satin lustre, white coloured smithsonite aggregates cover all around a flattened stalactite like growth of manganese oxides. A number from a previous collection is on it. A complete specimen that was exchanged by René Virlet in the late 1970’s with US collector Jessie Hardman.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

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

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