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Pyromorphite Mimetite On Quartz

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Pyromorphite Mimetite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Delpratt's Shaft, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 4 × 2.4 cm
Description

A cavity in galena and garnet sandstone is lined with clear quartz druzies that appear bright red due to the underlaying spessartine and rhodonite . Over the druzt quartz with have a coateing of small colourless mimetite crystals and some large doubly terminated brown pyromorphite crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyromorphite

Formula: 
Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zschopau, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Mimetite

Formula: 
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Treue Freundschaft Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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