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Cerussite On Goethite

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Cerussite On Goethite

ex coll. Wittig, Friedewald
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Description
Locality: 
Montevecchio Mines, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia, Italy
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 6.4 × 5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.20cm
Description

A very rich specimen of creamy white "jackstraw" cerussite crystals up to 2.2 cm on goethite as brown kidney ore. Few dings and attachment marks. Very rare old material.

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

Goethite

Formula: 
α-Fe3+O(OH)
Strunz: 
4.00.
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Hollertszug Mine (Hollerter Zug Mine), Dermbach, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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