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Gartrellite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2 × 1.7 cm
Description

Yellow powdery gartrellite from the famous Tsumeb mine, Namibia on matrix. Associated with mimetite. 

Rare mineral. 

 

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