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Pyromorphite Psm Galena Azurite & Cerussite

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Pyromorphite Psm Galena Azurite & Cerussite

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Description
Locality: 
Schmitt Quarry, Altenmittlau, Spessart, Hesse, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.9 × 7 × 5.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.40cm
Description

The most interesting specimen I've ever seen from Altenmittlau.

The green, cracked crystal in the middle (healed!) is pyromorphite pseudo-morph after galena. But that's not all: there are several nice cerussite crystals too and the usual, very fine and lustrous azurite crystals and some dolomite.

Never seen something like this before.

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

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...

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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