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Pyromorphite Var Miesite

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Pyromorphite Var Miesite

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Description
Locality: 
Stříbro, Tachov District, Plzeň, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.6 × 6.7 × 4 cm
Weight: 
287.00gr
Description

This is really good specimen of miesite, the calcium-rich variety of pyromorphite, from the Type Locality Stříbro. On the display side the specimen hosts a single Galena crystal completely covered with the typical brownish-greyish botryoidal aggregates of miesite and small quartz crystals. The matrix consists of massive galena and quartz.

With an older typewritten label (with a handwritten complement).

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

Miesite

Variety Of: 

Pyromorphite

Formula: 
Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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