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Smithsonite Psm Gypsum

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Smithsonite Psm Gypsum

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Description
Locality: 
Jean Baptiste Mine, Kamariza, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.5 × 2.3 cm
Description

Nice and unusual smithsonite specimen from Lavrion. The piece is an encrustation pseudomorph after crystals of gypsum. The smithsonite was deposited on prismatic crystals of gypsum that were naturally dissolved, leaving mostly a cast of smithsonite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

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

Gypsum

Formula: 
CaSO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CD.40
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
White.

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