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Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite

#PD33341

Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite

#PD33341
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 7 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Kelly mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States

Colorless bladed Hemimorphite crystals in clusters to 4-5mm on a thin layer of light blue-green Aurichalcite giving the Hemimorphite a slight blue tint. A nice piece with excellent coverage from this famous New Mexican locale!

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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