Dims: 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-7/8"
Wt: 4 oz
Yellow Pine Mine, Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada, U.S.A.
I don't know too much about this mineral, except that it is a hydrous zinc carbonate that rarely forms crystals, which is what this specimen is laden with. These crystals are extremely small, and can only be seen individually under 15x or more magnification. They are colorless, and rest on a pure white matrix of the same material in its massive form. There are other smatterings of minerals in this matrix that I can't identify, and maybe a tiny amount of dendritic formation. This is quite an attractive specimen of a rare formation.