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Hemimorphite

#PD32220

Hemimorphite

#PD32220
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
79 mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States

Pale blue compact bladed Hemimorphite forming a thick layer that covers the open vugs in matrix.

The label that came with the piece mentions that it's from Tiger, but it looks like 79 mine Hemimorphite to us. I'm sure if we're mistaken one of our AZ experts can set us straight. 

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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