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Woodruffite & Smithsonite

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Description
Locality: 
Moonshine Mine, Lardeau, British Columbia, Canada
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm
Description

This specimen consists of botryiodal aggregates of black woodruffite on a vuggy gossan matrix. On the reverse of the display side, the matrix is coated with bubbly grey smithsonite.

 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Woodruffite

Formula: 
Zn(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10·3½H2O
Strunz: 
4.FL.25
Hardness: 
4.5
Streak: 
Brown
Type Locality: 
Passaic pit (Marshall Mine; Passaic Mine), Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Smithsonite

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

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