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Mattheddleite Susannite & Hydrocerussite

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Mattheddleite Susannite & Hydrocerussite

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Description
Locality: 
Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 1.4 × 1.5 cm
Description

You are bidding on a nice sample with small acicular needles of mattheddleite on tabular susannite. There is a nice vug of leadhillite, and a slightly altered vug full of hydrocerussite plates and lanarkite. Very rich association!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mattheddleite

Formula: 
Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Strunz: 
9.AH.25
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde (Lanarkshire), Scotland, UK

Susannite

Formula: 
Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BF.40
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Susanna Mine (Glennery Scar Vein; Susanna Vein [Scar Vein]; Portobello Vein; Humby Vein; Lead Vein), Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde (Lanarkshire), Scotland, UK

Hydrocerussite

Formula: 
Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BE.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

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