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Cobaltoan Smithsonite

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About Cobaltoan SmithsoniteHide

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.

Chemical Properties of Cobaltoan SmithsoniteHide


Synonyms of Cobaltoan SmithsoniteHide

Other Language Names for Cobaltoan SmithsoniteHide

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
10 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with QuartzSiO2
10 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with GalenaPbS
9 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
9 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with CerussitePbCO3
6 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
6 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with WulfenitePb(MoO4)
5 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
4 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with CalciteCaCO3
4 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with HematiteFe2O3
4 photos of Cobaltoan Smithsonite associated with TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S

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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

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - 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.
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera)
Pesudo Verde Collection
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