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Crystal habit of Zincite

Name   Zincite
(Red Oxide of Zinc)
Chemistry   ZnO
Hardness   4.5 - 5
Lustre   greasy - adamantine
Colour   orange-yellow to deep red or brown
Streak   reddish yellow 
Density [g/cm3]   5.4 - 5.7
Crystal habit   hexagonal, crystals rarely, hemimorphic character
Cleavage, Fracture   [0001] perfect, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   nearly all speciems found at Franklin (New Jersey), weathering product of zinc ores

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