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Smithsonite on Aurichalcite

#AH51582

Smithsonite on Aurichalcite

#AH51582
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
ZnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Kelly mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States
Tagged
carbonate

Tiny 1 to 2mm bulbous crystals of Smithsonite on green Aurichalcite.

Smithsonite

Formula
ZnCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Botryoidal, Reniform, Earthy 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
grayish white, dark gray, green, blue, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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