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Locality: 
Zmeinogorsk Mine, Zmeevka Stream, Korbalikha River, Alei River, Rudnyi Altai, Altai Krai, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 2.9 × 1.9 cm
Description

Old specimen of red earthy minium on matrix. The given locality in the catalogus is “Altai, Russia”, so it is likely from the old Zmyeinogorsk Mine, exploited in the XIX Century.

Acquired in Germany in 1948, the specimen is from the museum of Georges Vanacker* (BE), with label, specimen #974.

*Vanackerite (from Tsumeb) is named after him.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Minium

Formula: 
Pb3O4
Strunz: 
4.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5

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