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Mineral Specimen #6565    Legrandite on Smithsonite

Mina Flor de Pena, Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Type Location

3.3 x 1.1 x 1.8 cm
1.3 x 0.4 x 0.7 in

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Zn2(AsO4)(OH)·H2O


Legrandite is one of the most sought after minerals with the vast majority of specimens having come from Mina Ojuela. And although this specimen was labeled as being from Ojuela, the presence of the underlying, gray/green colored Smithsonite indicates this specimen is instead from the type location from which specimens are much less common. The Legrandite is composed of conjoined, parallel orientated, elongated, thin crystals which exhibit a high, silky luster. The color is bright yellow with a hint of orange in places.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: Only a few of the crystals are terminated.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Mexico | Arsenates | Carbonates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 300 and 499 Dollars