Zincmelanterite

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Zincmelanterite
General
Category Sulfate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
ZnSO4·7H2O
Strunz classification 7.CB.35
Crystal system Monoclinic
Prismatic class
Identification
Color Pale greenish-blue, yellow-green, apple-green
Crystal symmetry Monoclinic
H-M symbol: (2/m)
Space group: P 21/c
Luster Vitreous
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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.[2]

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