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Elyite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Meadowfoot Smelter, Wanlockhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm
Description

Outstanding acicular purple crystals of elyite, a rare lead copper sulphate mineral. Very nice under the microscope !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Elyite

Formula: 
Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4·H2O
Strunz: 
7.DF.65
Hardness: 
2.0
Colour: 
Purple
Type Locality: 
Caroline tunnel, Ward mine (Silver King mine), Ward District, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA

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