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Gartrellite

Gartrellite

Named for Blair J. Gartrell, an Australian mineral collector who discovered the mineral. It is a rare mineral that occurs in oxidized and mineralized shear zones that cut greywacke and shale at one of its Australian localities at the Anticline prospect, and on fine grained quartz-spessartine rocks at another Australian locality at Broken Hill. Other localities for Gartrellite include in Germany, Namibia, the United States, and a few others.

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

Formula
PbCuFe3+(AsO4)2(OH)┬ĚH2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations 
Luster
Earthy (Dull) 
Color
greenish yellow, yellow 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Triclinic 
Fracture
Friable 
Hardness
1-2 
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Gartrellite from Les Montmins, Echassieres, Allier, France

Gartrellite
            from Les Montmins, Echassieres,  Allier, France Light green crusts in vuggy matrix.
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Gartrellite from San Rafael mine, Nye Co., Nevada, United States

Gartrellite
            from San Rafael mine, Nye Co., Nevada, United States

Lime green fine crystals less than 1mm in pockets with dark brown minor Beudantite. This is a new find for San Rafael.

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