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Caledonite Linarite & Anglesite

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Caledonite Linarite & Anglesite

ex Jim Goulding Collection #33

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Description
Locality: 
Bay Mine, Whytes Cleuch, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 2.5 × 1.4 cm
Description

Grey and white matrix with small areas of linarite crystals and blue green caledonite crystals nestling amongst tiny anglesite crystals.

While the Collection catalogue states Bay mine, the location is almost certainly the Meadowfoot smelter, Wanlockhead.

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

Linarite

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

Anglesite

Formula: 
PbSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom

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