Hemimorphite from Yunnan Province, China (53019)

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Hemimorphite from Yunnan Province, China  (53019)
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The name "Wenshan Mine" is most likely a generic name, referring to one or more deposits in the area around Wenshan, Yunnan Province. The "mine" produces zinc ore and yields mineral specimens of aragonite and, less commonly, hemimorphite specimens of blue, white, and greenish-blue colors. Wenshan is known for world-class examples of the botryoidal to crystalline surface crust habits of hemimorphite. Hemimorphite most frequently occurs as the product of the oxidation of the upper parts of sphalerite bearing ore bodies, accompanied by other secondary minerals which form the so-called iron cap or gossan. Hemimorphite is an important ore of zinc and contains up to 54.2% of the metal, together with silicon, oxygen and hydrogen. Dimensions (cm): 10 H x 11 W x 7.5 D. Location: Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

Country (if not USA): China