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Stinkkalk

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Name:From the German for "stink", stink, and "kalk".
A variety of Calcite

A variety of calcite distinguished by a foul odor emitted upon fracturing by inclusions of H2S.

Classification of Stinkkalk

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Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Stinkkalk

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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 153.

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