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Smithite

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Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 1 × 1 cm
Description

Nice red wine smithite crystals from the type locality. Smithite in crystals is very rare at Lengenbach: the number of confirmed smithite crystals from Lengenbach was only 121 ! (from the book Faszination Lengenbach, 2008). 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithite

Formula: 
AgAsS2
Strunz: 
2.GC.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic Tabular crystals.
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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