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Kasolite Wulfenite & Torbernite

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Kasolite Wulfenite & Torbernite

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Description
Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwesi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 4.7 × 2.2 cm
Description

You are bidding on a large and very rich sample with numerous perfect groups of kasolite crystals on malachite with small red wulfenite prisms and wonderful tabular groups of torbernite. Very rich and very photogenic sample. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kasolite

Formula: 
Pb(UO2)[SiO4]·H2O
Strunz: 
9.AK.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Wulfenite

Formula: 
Pb(MoO4)
Strunz: 
7.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

Torbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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