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Phosgenite

Rare Mineral-Classic locality

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Description
Locality: 
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1 × 1 cm
Description

Phosgenite specimen from the most classic locality for the mineral, Monteponi in Sardinia. The specimen has a lot of phosgenite crystals and the associated mineral is galenite. Phosgenites from Monteponi are one of the most sought after minerals from Italy and are very difficult to get nowadays. Don't miss the opportunity to get such a classic and rare specimen from this famous locality.

For more info see the Special issue of Mineralogical Record about Monteponi (vol.45, nº6, November -December 2014).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Phosgenite

Formula: 
Pb2CO3Cl2
Strunz: 
5.BE.20
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Streak: 
White

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