Hydrozincite, also known as zinc bloom or marionite, is a white carbonate mineral)2(OH )6. It is usually found in massive rather than crystalline form.
It occurs as an oxidation product of zinc ores and as post mine incrustations. It occurs associated with smithsonite , hemimorphite, aurichalcite
It was first described in 1853 for an occurrence in Bad Bleiberg and named for its chemical content.