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Smithsonite On Fluorite

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Smithsonite On Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
Sounion Mines, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.1 × 7.4 × 4 cm
Description

A fine, cabinet-sized Greek smithsonite. The piece hosts hundreds, highly lustrous botryoids of gray smithsonite that have grown on fluorite! The fluorite can be seen at the back of the specimen. In excellen condition.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

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

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic
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