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Cotunnite

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Description
Locality: 
Ferruginosa Mine, Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 1.2 × 1 cm
Description

Outstanding white crystals of the cotunnite, from a new discovery in Spain.

See : Rewitzer, C., Calvo, M. Hochleitner, R., and Utrera, C. (2018). Cotunnite, caracolite, sideronatrite and other rare secondary minerals in the "Ferruginosa" mine, Cabo de Palos, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Mineral Up, 5 (1), 66-79.   for a complete article on the locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cotunnite

Formula: 
PbCl2
Strunz: 
3.DC.85
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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