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Dundasite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.7 × 0.8 cm
Description

Bluish and whitish groups of acicular crystals of dundasite from a Tsumeb, associated to minoritary azurite and coronadite.

Analyzed specimen , see copy enclosed.

Blue dundasite is very rare !

Dundasite is rare at Tsumeb. It was labeled as R in Tsumeb II Gehhard book (several occurrences with a few specimens).

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Dundasite

Formula: 
PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4·H2O
Strunz: 
5.DB.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Adelaide Mine (Adelaide Pty Mine; Adelaide Proprietary Mine), Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania, Australia
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