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Plumbotsumite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Blue Bell Mine, Zzyzx, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2 × 1.2 cm
Description

Outstanding perfectly developped colorless hexagonal crystals of the extremely rare mineral plumbotsumite from this famous California locality.

The species has only been found in 5 confirmed localities worldwide.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Plumbotsumite

Formula: 
Pb13(CO3)6(Si10O27)·3H2O
Strunz: 
9.HH.20
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia

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