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Caledonite Cerussite Linarite Chalcopyrite

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Caledonite Cerussite Linarite Chalcopyrite

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Description
Locality: 
King Arthur Mine, Kirki, Evros, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 3 × 2.6 cm
Description

This is a great example of the very rare caledonite from Greece. The caledonite is in small vugs associated with cerussite and linarite. The matrix contains sulphides, definetely chalcopyrite and possibly sphalerite as well. Only a few caledonites have been found there and this is one of the very good examples.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Caledonite

Formula: 
Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BC.50
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde (Lanarkshire), Scotland, UK

Cerussite

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

Linarite

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

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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