Mineralpedia Details for Laurelite
Named after the type locality at the Grand Reef mine in Laurel Canyon in Arizona, USA. Other localities for Laurelite are found in Italy and Greece. Laurelite occurs in isolated vugs in oxidized, low-temperature lead-copper-silver deposits. Associated minerals include grandreefite, pseudograndreefite, aravaipaite, galena, fluorite, anglesite, linarite, caledonite, and quartz. Laurlite will slowly dissolve in cold water.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/laurelite.pdf
Laurelite from Grand Reef mine, Graham Co., Arizona, United States
- Special Info
- Confirmed XRD, Raman
Galena matrix with alteration pockets filled with snow white acicular crystals and compact fibrous or bladed crystals to 8mm of Laurelite.