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Plumboan Calcite

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Plumboan Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Beihilfe Mine, Halsbrucke, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.6 × 5.5 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
5.40cm
Description

Very nice group of plumboan calcite crystals from Halsbrücke. Plumboan calcite is not listed on mindat for the locality, but it has been confirmed by a local collector. The specimedn is much heavier than normal calcite due to the lead (plumbous) content.

Rare.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Plumboan Calcite

Variety Of: 

Calcite

Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
3.0
Formula: 
(Ca,Pb)CO3
Hardness: 
0.0

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