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Cuprian Smithsonite & Rosasite

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Cuprian Smithsonite & Rosasite

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Description
Locality: 
Sounion Mine #6, Agia Varvara, Sounion, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.9 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm
Description

Excellent, apple-green color and superb luster in this fine thumbnail of smithsonite, which is associated with some rosasite!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprian Smithsonite

Variety Of: 

Smithsonite

Formula: 
ZnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)CO3

Rosasite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Rosas Mine, Narcao, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

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