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|Name:||Named in 1747 by Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (Vallerius).|
|Hemimorphite, Hydrozincite, Smithsonite|
An early name that covered the zinc minerals smithsonite, hydrozincite and hemimorphite, which often occur in intimate association with each other.
Typical alteration product of (Pb-)Zn ores (sphalerite).
Classification of Calamine
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Other Names for Calamine
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References for Calamine
Smithson (1803) Royal Society of London, Philosophical Transactions: 12 (Hydrozincite).
Miller (1852): 589 (smithsonite).
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: 176 (smithsonite), 247 (hydrozincite).
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Localities for Calamine
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