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Galena On Pyrosmalite-(Mn)

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Galena On Pyrosmalite-(Mn)

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Description
Locality: 
Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 6.6 × 3 cm
Description

Galena crystals from Broken Hill are rare, a simple staement of fact, esp. when you consider the millions of tons of galena extracted.
From the 1400 level of the Zinc Corp Mine we have a small group of lusterous galena cuboctahedra to 1.4 cm across the largest face on another Broken Hill rarity pyrosmalite Mn.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

Pyrosmalite-(Mn)

Formula: 
(Mn,Fe)8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
Strunz: 
9.EE.10
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Earthstones Australia

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