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Linarite With Quartz Brochantite Galena & Fluorite

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Linarite With Quartz Brochantite Galena & Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico, United States of America
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 7.5 × 6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Weight: 
198.00gr
Description

A very rich and colorful specimen of the rare lead-copper sulfate linarite from New Mexico, featuring high lustrous, bladed, electric blue linarite crystals up to 5 mm in a vug of appr. 2.5 x 1 cm. Associated with white to transparent quartz crystals, in-grown crystalline galena, colorless fluorite (to be identified by the cleavage faces), a green mineral which is likely brochantite and an unidentified brown mineral (sphalerite?).

Old material from the 70's out of a forgotten lot in an old dealer stock in Cologne, Germany. A fine specimen, hard to get nowadays!

The base is sawn.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Linarite

Formula: 
PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Strunz: 
7.BC.65
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Linares, Linares-La Carolina District, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Brochantite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BB.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

Galena

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

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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