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Caledonite Susannite & Linarite

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Caledonite Susannite & Linarite

Kay Robertson collection
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Description
Locality: 
Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm
Description

You are bidding on a fantastic and rich small miniature sample with very nice elongated pale blue susannite crystals with beautiful prisms of caledonite in vugs with linarite. There is one very aesthetic cluster with a perfect caledonite prism next to an accompanying susannite prism that will make an amazing photo with proper equipment. From the Kay Robertson collection. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Caledonite

Formula: 
Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BC.50
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
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

Linarite

Formula: 
PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Strunz: 
7.BC.65
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Linares, Linares-La Carolina District, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain

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