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Zeunerite & Smoky Quartz

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Zeunerite & Smoky Quartz

Ralph Merrill, Si Frazier, Von Bitter
Radioactive

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Description
Locality: 
Johanngeorgenstadt, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.9 × 2.9 × 1.9 cm
Description

A rare specimen of zeunerite from Johanngeorgenstadt!     This specimen features yellowish crystals, with green cores, on dark irradiated smokey quartz.   From the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, the proprietor of Minerals Unlimited for over 60 years.   Ralph aquired the specimen in 1966 from Si Frazier, formerly in the Von Bitter (Peter?) collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zeunerite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Walpurgis Flacher vein, Weißer Hirsch Mine (Shaft 3), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0
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