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Shannonite & Minium

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Shannonite & Minium

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Description
Locality: 
Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 7.2 × 5 cm
Description

Creamy shannonite interspersed with residual cerussite and galena in a sharply contrasting minium matrix.

Old time specimen from Australian Lapidary Supplies, was packed in 1974 newspaper.

A good example of a difficult to obtain Broken Hill species.

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

Minium

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

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