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Tarbuttite & Hemimorphite

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Tarbuttite & Hemimorphite

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Description
Locality: 
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund, Karas Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 3.1 × 2.5 cm
Weight: 
45.00gr
Description

Very nice specimen of tarbuttite, hemimorphite and possibly others different minerals also, from this classic Namibian site nowaday closed.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tarbuttite

Formula: 
Zn2(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Kabwe District, Central Province, Zambia

Hemimorphite

Formula: 
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
9.BD.10
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Băiţa Mining District (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya), Nucet, Bihor Co., Romania
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