Ashoverite


Composition:

Zn(OH)2

Crystal System : Tetragonal
Colours: Colourless, milky
Lustre : Vitreous, dull
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 3.3

Distribution

Extremely rare.

Occurrence

  • Supergene

Paragenetic and General Notes

As a coating of platy crystals on smithsonite. Ashoverite was verified by SEM, EDS and XRD on a specimen from the collection of Walter Kahn (www.mindat.org).