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Cerussite On Galena

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Cerussite On Galena

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Description
Locality: 
Erlenbach Mine, Lontzen, Kelmis, Liège Province, Belgium
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 5 × 2.6 cm
Description

A very rare sample from the famous Vieille Montagne Mining District in Belgium.
The Erlenbach Mine was a small prospecting mine several kilometers west of the town of Kelmis and was operated in the early 1940's.
The specimen has a good coverage of colourless crystals of cerussite on a massive galena matrix.
See also the cerussite specimen from this location in this auction.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cerussite

Formula: 
PbCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey
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