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Herbertsmithite (?) with Mimetite, Wulfenite, Calcite etc

#PD32897

Herbertsmithite (?) with Mimetite, Wulfenite, Calcite etc

#PD32897
Availability
Sold
Price
$40.00
Size
5 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Kali Kafi mine, Dasht-E-Kavir, Anarak, Iran

DOUBTFUL Herbertsmithite, shuld be green, we see none. Perhaps there is a tiny bit undetected by us. However, it is a very interesting specimen with a lot going on including nice micro yellow Mimetite and minor Wulfenite. Also very aboundant are clear Calcite crystals.

Herbertsmithite

Formula
Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Aggregates, Rhombohedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Adamantine 
Color
dark green, blue green 
Streak
green 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3-3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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