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Caledonite

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Caledonite

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Description
Locality: 
King Arthur Mine, Kirki, Evros, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm
Description

This is an extremely rare example of Greek caledonite and a very good one. The colorless, associated crystals are probably cerussite.

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

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