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Hemimorphite with Smithsonite

#PD32200

Hemimorphite with Smithsonite

#PD32200
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 6 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Kelly mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States

At first glance this specimen is nothing special. Under the scope it has beautiful, bladed crystals of Hemimorphite to 1mm and a layer of nicely crystallized Smithsonite on the backsite.

Hemimorphite

Formula
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Stalactitic, Mammillary 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown, colorless, greenish gray, yellow brown, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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