Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Cerussite Psm Anglesite & Goethite

Views:
Watches:
PDM798829

Cerussite Psm Anglesite & Goethite

Pseudomorph

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
San Valentín Quarry, Sancti Spiritu, La Unión, Murcia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 5.1 × 4.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Description

An already classic pseudomorph of the European mineralogy are these crystals of anglesite that have been replaced by a network of porous crystallized cerussite. This is a good size representative specimen of pseudomorphism and locality, where the original anglesite crystals reach 25 mm. Furthermore, this one is coated by a layer of colourful iridescent goethite that is scarce and highly sought after.

From my own collection, acquired in 1990.

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

Anglesite

Formula: 
PbSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom

Goethite

Formula: 
α-Fe3+O(OH)
Strunz: 
4.00.
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Hollertszug Mine (Hollerter Zug Mine), Dermbach, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Seller Information

Payment options: offline, paypal_wpp, paypal_wps

Item Toolbox