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Calamine

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Name:
Named in 1747 by Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (Vallerius).
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

Other Names for Calamine

Name in Other Languages:
German:Galmei

Other Information

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

Calamine in petrology

Common component of (items highlighted in red)

References for Calamine

Reference List:
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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