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Cobaltoan Smithsonite

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Formula:
(Zn,Co)CO3
A variety of Smithsonite

A name for pink smithsonite previously believed to be a Co-bearing variety of Smithsonite.

Originally described from Santa Rosalía (El Boleó), Boleó District, Mun. de Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Bob Meyer and other researchers noted that most pink smithsonite does not contain significant Co; Mn or Fe may be the chromophore in some cases at least.


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Chemical Properties of Cobaltoan SmithsoniteHide

Formula:
(Zn,Co)CO3

Synonyms of Cobaltoan SmithsoniteHide

Other Language Names for Cobaltoan SmithsoniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz10 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Galena10 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Galena on mindat.org.
Malachite9 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.
Cerussite9 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Cerussite on mindat.org.
Duftite6 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Duftite on mindat.org.
Wulfenite6 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Wulfenite on mindat.org.
Aurichalcite5 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Aurichalcite on mindat.org.
Calcite4 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Hematite4 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Tennantite4 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Tennantite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

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

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Localities for Cobaltoan SmithsoniteHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera)
Pesudo Verde Collection
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