Zincite is a by-product of industrial smelting, formed in the smoke stacks of old Polish factories.
Category: Oxide mineral
Formula: (repeating unit) (Zn,Mn)O
Strunz classification: 4.AB.20
Dana classification: 04.02.02.01
Crystal system: Hexagonal
Crystal class: Dihexagonal pyramidal (6mm)
H-M symbol: (6mm)
Space group: P63mc
Color: Yellow-orange to deep red, rarely yellow, green, colorless
Crystal habit: Disseminated – occurs in small, distinct particles dispersed in matrix.
Mohs scale hardness: 4
Luster: Subadamantine to resinous
Streak: Yellowish orange
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Item #: 161472