Calcite, Willemite, Smithsonite, Puttapa Australia

An extraordinary example from the Puttapa Zinc mine in Australia measuring 3". The UV photo is a combination of LW and SW. Photographed with a 60mm macro lens at F32 ISO 100. Current consensus is the LW yellow is Willemite.

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