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Hydrozincite

Carbonate mineral

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.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
White
Pink
Yellow
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Density ( specific gravity )

1.63
1.642
1.75

Luster ( interacts light )

Silky
Pearly
Dull

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic