The zinc ore from this mine was known as calamine, a mixture of hemimorphite, smithsonite and willemite. From Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Kelmis (La Calamine), Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district, Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium. An old William Jefferis specimen, dated 1873. Nicely fluorescent. This is also the Type Locality for willemite.

"Calamine", Alternberg, Belgium - Shortwave UV

“Calamine”, Alternberg, Belgium – Shortwave UV – Click on image for a full-sized version.

"Calamine", Alternberg, Belgium - Normal Light

“Calamine”, Alternberg, Belgium – Normal Light – Click on image for a full-sized version.

"Calamine", Alternberg, Belgium - Jefferis Label

“Calamine”, Alternberg, Belgium – Jefferis Label – Click on image for a full-sized version.

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