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Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co., Wenshan, Yunnan, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Wenshan MineMine
Wenshan Co.County
WenshanPrefecture
YunnanProvince
ChinaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
23° North , 104° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~40km
Locality type:


A zinc mine, that produces aragonite and, less commonly, hemimorphite of predominantly blue and white, and, more rarely, green colour. It is known for world class, deep blue hemimorphite specimens with a fine surface growth, resembling okenite. Up to now, only two lots of these specimens were found, one discovered in 1990/1991, the other in 1999.


Note: The name "Wenshan Mine" is probably a generic name, referring to one ore more undisclosed deposits in the area around Wenshan.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: JSS collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rob Lavinsky specimens.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Habit: botryidal with fine spiky surface resembling okenite
Colour: deep blue
Fluorescence: no
Reference: Current H. Jiang's Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6

Other Regions, Features and Areas containg this locality

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China
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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