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Pyromorphite On Baryte

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Pyromorphite On Baryte

Ex Jose Rees Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Wirrealpa Mine, Wirrealpa, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 5.4 × 3.8 cm
Description

A rich green coating of pyromorphite crystals over  ironstained barite crystals, from the Wirrealpa Lead Mine which was worked in the late 1880's for lead and silver

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyromorphite

Formula: 
Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zschopau, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
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