Pale green-yellow crystals of SmithsoniteYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Locality: Altenberg Mine, Belgium
Size: 8.2 x 7.5 x 3.7 cm
Description: Smithsonite is a zinc carbonate and occurs in a wide variation of colors, zinc being replaced with other elements (e.g., Cu, Co, Cd, Fe). For example, copper often causes green or bright blue colors, and cobalt causes a pink to purple color. Cadmium makes Smithsonite yellow, and iron gives it a brown to reddish-brown color.
This specimen consists of lustrous, pale green-yellow crystals of Smithsonite on a matrix. The specimen is from the Altenberg mine, an ancient zinc mine where the zinc ore occurs as an intergrowth of Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, and Willemite.
Concept & 3D-modelling by dr. Andrei Ionut APOPEI