ZnCO3 - Mohs Hardness: 4 – 5. Smithsonite is named for James Smithson, the founder of the Smithsonian Institution. The luster of smithsonite sets it apart from other minerals: it has a silky to pearly luster giving natural specimens a certain play of light across its surface that resembles the fine luster of melted wax glowing under a candle flame.
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environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions
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