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Pyromorphite & Minium

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Pyromorphite & Minium

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Description
Locality: 
Alter Mann & Roter Küppel Mines, Langhecke, Villmar, Limburg-Weilburg, Giessen Region, Hesse, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

Very nice, glossy, moss-green pyromorphite crystals with black goethite/limonite and orange-red minium (on the back of he specimen). Rare combination from a seldom offered locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyromorphite

Formula: 
Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zschopau, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Minium

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

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