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Tarnowitzite & Smithsonite

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Tarnowitzite & Smithsonite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 1 × 0.8 cm
Description

White crystals of tarnowitzite associated to grey smithsonite from this classic locality. Tarnowitzite is a plumboan variety of aragonite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tarnowitzite

Variety Of: 

Aragonite

Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Tarnowskie Góry (Tarnowitz), Upper Silesia (Śląskie), Poland

Smithsonite

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

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