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Surite & Galena

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Description
Locality: 
Cruz Del Sur Mine, Nueve de Julio Department, Río Negro, Argentina
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.5 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm
Description

White microcrystals of the rare mineral surite on nice cubes of galena.

Surite from the type locality is extremely rare in the mineral market.

Surite has only been found in three localities worldwide.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Surite

Formula: 
(Pb,Ca)3(Al,Fe2+,Mg)2((Si,Al)4O10)(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.75
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cruz del Sur Mine, Río Negro, Argentina

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

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