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Smithsonite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.9 × 2.2 × 1.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Description

Radial aggregates of prismatic yellowish smithsonite crystals to 25 mm in length, with very good vitreous lustre and net terminations.

From the Willy Israel collection, a well-known Belgian collector, who bought it in Tsumeb in 1977.

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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