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Zincmelanterite

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Category  Sulfate minerals
Strunz classification  7.CB.35
Space group  P21/c
Formula (repeating unit)  ZnSO4·7H2O
Crystal system  Monoclinic
Crystal class  Prismatic (2/m) (same H-M symbol)

Zincmelanterite is a mineral, a sulfate of zinc, copper and iron with formula (Zn,Cu,Fe)SO4·7H2O. It is a soft monoclinic yellow green mineral with Mohs hardness of 2 and a specific gravity of 2.02.

It was discovered in 1920 in the Vulcan mining district of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States, and is named for its zinc content and its resemblance to melanterite.

References

Zincmelanterite Wikipedia


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