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~.7mm Ashoverite xls., Milltown Quarry, Milltown, Ashover, Derbyshire, England, UK
*!Ashoverite Micro? and rare species collections. Zn(OH)2 United Kingdom Derbyshire, Milltown. “Specimens sent to the British Museum (Natural History), London, from the oxidized vein that contains sweetite were examined further and were found to contain three additional polymorphs of Zn (OH)2, one of which constitutes the second occurrence of wülfingite. As well γ Zn(OH)2 is present as a white radiating acicular material…The last polymorph (ashoverite) occurs on colorless fluorite as groups of square plates about 0.5 mm across. The mineral is colorless and translucent, progressing to milky grain centers, dull to vitreous luster, white streak, fluoresces bluish white in short-wave ultraviolet light.”1 1 American Mineralogist, Vol. 75, p. 431, 1990.