Zincite


Composition: (Zn,Mn)O
Crystal System : Hexagonal
Colours: Red, orange-yellow
Lustre : Sub-adamantine, waxy
Hardness (H) : 4
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 5.68
References: Roberts et al. (1999)

Distribution

Extremely rare. Third oxidation zone.

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 3rd Oxidation Zone

Paragenetic and General Notes

Zincite is present on the type specimen for sidpietersite, which is believed to originate from somewhere between 40 and 44 levels.