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Gartrellite Mimetite Cerussite & Azurite

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Gartrellite Mimetite Cerussite & Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1 × 1 cm
Description

A cluster of colorless hexagonal mimetite crystals with small blue azurite crystals on green gartrellite crystals and a colorless elongated cerussite crystal  ( For original close-up photo contact us )

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gartrellite

Formula: 
Pb(Cu,Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2·2(H2O,OH)
Strunz: 
8.CG.20
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Ashburton Downs Station, Ashburton Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Mimetite

Formula: 
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Treue Freundschaft Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Cerussite

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

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...