Smithsonite

Smithsonite
Zinc Carbonate, ZnCO3

Smithsonite is a secondary mineral commonly found in the oxidized zone of zinc deposits in limestone gangue. It is formed by the alteration of sphalerite and is commonly associated with hemimorphite, cerussite, malachite, azurite, anglesite and other oxidized lead and zinc deposits.


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