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Galena On Microcline

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Galena On Microcline

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Locality: 
Iron Monarch Quarry, Iron Knob, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 2.4 × 1.1 cm
Description

A single twinned cuboctahedral galena crystal on microcline. A very rare occurence at Iron Monarch. The specimen has been etched to dissolved the overlaying calcite and has two sawn faces

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

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
Earthstones Australia

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