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Anglesite

Anglesite

Named for the type locality on the Isle of Anglesey at the Parys Mountain mines in Wales. Anglesite is a common mineral that is found in oxidized lead deposits and can be an important ore. Localities for well crystallized material are in Wales, England, Scotland, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Sardinia, Russia, Tunisia, Morocco, Namibia, the United States, Mexico, and Australia. Anglesite can fluoresce yellow under ultraviolet light.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/anglesite.pdf

Formula
PbSO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Granular, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Good, Distinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
blue, colorless, green, gray, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5-3 
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Anglesite from Grand Reef mine, Graham Co., Arizona, United States

Anglesite
            from Grand Reef mine, Graham Co., Arizona, United States

Light greenish-blue prismatic crystal to 6mm sitting in a Quartz lined vug.

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Anglesite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia

Anglesite
            from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia

Anglesite coated with probably Cerussite. The largest crystal is 1.5cm across.

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Anglesite from St. Andreasberg dist., Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

Anglesite
            from St. Andreasberg dist., Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

Nice reference specimen from this important European locality with well-formed white to colorless Anglesite crystals to 3mm.

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ANGLESITE from Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle Co., Colorado, United States

ANGLESITE
            from Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle Co., Colorado, United States

Crystals of Galena with a white coating of Anglesite.

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Anglesite from Monteponi mine, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy

Anglesite
            from Monteponi mine, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy

Colorless large crystals of Anglesite to 1.5cm from this historic deposit.

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Anglesite from Touissit-Bou Beker dist., Jerada Prov., L'oriental, Morocco

Anglesite
            from Touissit-Bou Beker dist., Jerada Prov., L'oriental, Morocco

You rarely see Anglesite of this quality on the market these days. This specimen features numerous excellent crystals to 1.5cm with an incredible adamantine luster. 

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Anglesite from Parys Mountain Mines, Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Anglesite
            from Parys Mountain Mines, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
Special Info
Type Locality

This is a precious, very hard to obtain, Anglesite specimen from the type locality. There are 2.5cm colorless crystals as well as tiny 1-2mm crystals. Galena matrix. Very nice specimen which comes with Freiberg Mineral Museum tag (see prov. tab).

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Anglesite from Erupcion mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico

Anglesite
            from Erupcion mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico

A large single, brown, well-formed crystal of Anglesite.  There are several older tags with the specimen including Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum tag; a Mitchell Gunnell tag from 1934, Kristalle tag, and Cureton's label - see prov. tab.

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