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Cerussite & Rosasite

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Cerussite & Rosasite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.9 × 4.9 × 2.9 cm
Description

The specimen is developed as floater and shows this most appreciated "snow-flake" habit. The termination is sharp, some faces are on satiny luster, others are lustrous - this gives a lot fo contrast to this well balanced specimen. In the center you can see an intense green area of rosasite. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cerussite

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

Rosasite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Rosas Mine, Narcao, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
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