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Adamite & Calcite

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Adamite & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

Here is a highly unusual and very nice adamite. A base of calcite crystals hosts a beautiful pinwheel of adamite, large for Greece, measuring 1cm across. What is interesting and unique about it, is the color zoning that it has, with a yellowish-brownish core and a green outter zone!

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

Calcite

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

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