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Calcite & Smithsonite With Greenockite & Galena Inclusions

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Calcite & Smithsonite With Greenockite & Galena Inclusions

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Description
Locality: 
Soureza Mines, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.6 × 4.9 × 1.9 cm
Description

A nice combo piece of transparent lustrous cluster of calcite crystals that forms a flower, on lustrous botryoidal smithsonite colored by greenockite and galena inclusions. Very interesting and rarely seen even in private collections in Lavrion.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Smithsonite

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

Greenockite

Formula: 
CdS
Strunz: 
2.CB.45
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Bishopton tunnel, Bishopton, Strathclyde (Renfrewshire), Scotland, UK

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

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