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Turkey-Fat Ore

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In allusion to its resemblance to turkey fat by colour and botryoidal form.
A variety of Smithsonite

An old name for a botryoidal variety of smithsonite usually coloured bright yellow by included cadmium sulfide. The Cd content may not be necessary for the material at hand to be termed "Turkey-Fat Ore."

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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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Sterrett (1908) USGS Mineral Resources: 2: 805.
Schaller and Fairchild (1938) American Mineralogist: 23: 894.
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: 179.
Richardson, P.J., Falster, A.U., and Simmons, W.B. (1996) Smithsonite from the Rush Creek Zinc District, Marion County, Arkansas. [abstr.] in Twenty-second Rochester Mineralogical
Symposium: Contributed Papers in Specimen Mineralogy: Rocks and Minerals 71 (3): 200.

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