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Anglesite & Galena

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Anglesite & Galena

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Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3.4 × 3 cm
Description

A very interesting specimen of bright but etched crystals of galena topped with brownish crystal clusters of anglesite. Also present are micro crystals of calcite, barite and cerussite.

The anglesite fluoresces dull red under SW UV - not usually a property of this mineral - but Bleiberg is a known locality for "barytoanglesite" - PbBaSO4 perhaps this is the reason.

Christian Rewitzer is away for a few weeks.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Anglesite

Formula: 
PbSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom

Galena

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