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Adamite Psm Smithsonite

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Adamite Psm Smithsonite

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Description
Locality: 
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 5 × 2 cm
Description

A unique encrustation pseudomorph of adamite after botryoidal smithsonite. The piece is actually a crust of lustrous, greenish crystals of adamite that was deposited on botryoidal smithsonite that was later dissolved. An aesthetic and unusual specimen from this classic locality.
 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Adamite

Formula: 
Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

Smithsonite

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

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