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Elyite Minium & Cerussite

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Elyite Minium & Cerussite

ex collection H. Hatton
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Description
Locality: 
Churfürst Ernst Mine, Bönkhausen, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm
Description

Very nice acicular, purple elyite crystals sitting on and between orange-red minium and colorless cerussite crystals. One crystal I couldn't identify (third picture).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Elyite

Formula: 
Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4·H2O
Strunz: 
7.DF.65
Hardness: 
2.0
Colour: 
Purple
Type Locality: 
Caroline tunnel, Ward mine (Silver King mine), Ward District, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA

Minium

Formula: 
Pb3O4
Strunz: 
4.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5

Cerussite

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

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