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Phosphohedyphane

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Phosphohedyphane

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Description
Locality: 
Whytes Cleuch, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

Mint-green phosphohedyphane on matrix. There are small crystals present but they will require magnification to be appreciated. Phosphohedyphane is a rare secondary lead mineral similar to pyromorphite.

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Phosphohedyphane

Formula: 
Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Capitana Mine, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
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