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Shannonite Hydrocerussite & Minium

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Shannonite Hydrocerussite & Minium

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Description
Locality: 
Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.1 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

An old time specimen featuring gray to white shannonite crystals lining cavities with hydrocerussite in a terracotta red minium matrix from the Proprietary Mine at Broken Hill. This specimen is surprisingly heavy for its size due to the high lead content

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Shannonite

Formula: 
Pb2OCO3
Strunz: 
5.BE.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Colour: 
White
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Grand Reef Mine (Aravaipa Mine; Lead Jewel; Joe Rubal Mine; Vivian Mine; Calistoga Mining & Development Co. Mine; Bringham Silver and Lead Mine), Laurel Canyon, Grand Reef Mountain, Klondyke, Santa Teresa Mts, Aravaipa District, Graham Co., Arizona, USA

Hydrocerussite

Formula: 
Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BE.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Minium

Formula: 
Pb3O4
Strunz: 
4.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5
Earthstones Australia

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