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Smithsonite

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Description
Locality: 
Sounion Mines, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 6.6 × 2.5 cm
Description

Blue, botryoidal smithsonite with a quite thick, translucent layer that glows in blue color when backlit. The photos do not show the backlighting effect but it is impressive.

Mineral Data
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Smithsonite

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