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Wroewolfeite Leadhillite & Caledonite

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Wroewolfeite Leadhillite & Caledonite

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Description
Locality: 
Meadowfoot Smelter Slag Locality, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 0.8 × 0.7 cm
Description

Sky blue wroewolfeite crystals associated to also blue caledonite and colorless leadhillite from this U.K. locality,

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wroewolfeite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Manhan Mines (Loudville Mine; Southampton Lead Mine; Northampton Lead Mine), Easthampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA

Leadhillite

Formula: 
Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BF.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Susanna Mine (Glennery Scar Vein; Susanna Vein [Scar Vein]; Portobello Vein; Humby Vein; Lead Vein), Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde (Lanarkshire), Scotland, UK

Caledonite

Formula: 
Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BC.50
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde (Lanarkshire), Scotland, UK

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