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Greenockite Spangolite & Connellite

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Greenockite Spangolite & Connellite

ex collection Martin Hanauer
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Description
Locality: 
La Finosa Mine, Ghisoni, Corte, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
15.3 × 10.6 × 5 cm
Description

Yellow greenockite with blueish green spangolite crystals and pale blue connelite on a platy quartz matrix. Probably with dark blue caledonite or linarite.
Very rare material from a seldom offered locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Greenockite

Formula: 
CdS
Strunz: 
2.CB.45
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Bishopton tunnel, Bishopton, Strathclyde (Renfrewshire), Scotland, UK

Spangolite

Formula: 
Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl·3H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.0

Connellite

Formula: 
Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4·3H2O
Strunz: 
3.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Wheal Providence, Providence Mines, Carbis Bay, St Ives, St Ives District, Cornwall, England, UK

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