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By Rosemeyer, Tom The Leadville mining district, whose history, geology, and mineralogy have been described in numerous publications, is one of the most famous silver mining camps in the United States. For an in- depth study of the ore deposits and mineralogy of the district, the reader is referred to Emmons, Irving, and Loughlin (1927), Loughlin (1918, 1926), and Shannon and Shannon (1985). The fortunes of mining made several individuals millionaires, mostly from the profits of the rich...
Smithsonite, or zinc spar, is zinc carbonate ZnCO3, a mineral ore of zinc. Historically, smithsonite was identified with hemimorphite before it was realised that they were two distinct minerals. The two minerals are very similar in appearance and the term calamine has been used for both, leading to some confusion.
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