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Siderite

Jose Rees Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Consols Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 10.6 × 7.9 cm
Description

A solid mass of waxy yellowish to dark brown siderite, from the ABH Consels lode, this gangue mineral was mined and processed for the high silver content of the associated minerals. This is specimen is heavy, much more so than what you would normally expect from a siderite of this size, weighing over 800 grams

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Siderite

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