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Smithsonite & Coronadite

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Smithsonite & Coronadite

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Description
Locality: 
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 4.5 × 2.6 cm
Description

This fine and classic Australian specimen features a bunch of creme-white lenticular crystal-aggregates of smithsonite, contrastful perched on spheroidal limonite. The well developed, lucent to transparent and pearly lustrous smiothsonite is accompanied by accicular, steel grey coronadite, a typical combo of this famous locality. This is a super piece and agood opportunity as well to get hold of an Aussi-classic.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

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

Coronadite

Formula: 
Pb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Strunz: 
4/D.08-70
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4½ - 5
Colour: 
Dark gray, black
Type Locality: 
Horseshoe Mine, Coronado Mine, Coronado vein, Copper Plate Gulch, Copper Mountain District, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
Isostructural with: 
Cryptomelane
Ferrihollandite
Hollandite
Manjiroite
Strontiomelane

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