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Siderite Psm Cerussite Psm Anglesite

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Siderite Psm Cerussite Psm Anglesite

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Description
Locality: 
Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2.1 × 1.8 cm
Description

In 1989, on 235m level at the bottom of the Kintore Opencut a sooty black oxidised area was breached producing some fine siderite casts or pseudomorphs of cerussite replacing blocky sharp anglesite crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

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
Earthstones Australia

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