Mineralpedia Details for Linarite
Named after the type locality at Linares in Spain. Linarite is a common mineral with hundreds of localities worldwide including in, additionally, Italy, England, Scotland, Japan, Australia, the United States, and Namibia among many others. Although common and widespread, it is an uncommon mineral at its localities and is found in only small amounts as a secondary mineral in oxidized lead-copper deposits.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/linarite.pdf
- Crystal System
- Crystal Habit
- Prismatic, Platy, Encrustations
- Perfect, Distinct, None
- Vitreous (Glassy)
- sky blue, deep blue
- light blue
- Monoclinic - Prismatic
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Linarite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Very nice glassy, deep blue sprays composed of bladed crystals to 3mm.
Fine , minute, crystalline Linarite (blue) and Brochantite (green) covering Cerussite. Note color zones.
Linarite from Grand Reef mine, Graham Co., Arizona, United States
Excellent prismatic deep blue Linarite crystals both free standing in a vug to about 2mm.
Linarite from Blanchard mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States
Beautiful deep blue Linarite on Quartz/Galena matrix and a 1cm Linarite on or replacing Galena.
Linarite from Brown Monster mine, Inyo Co., California, United States
There are numerous flat lying blue Linarite crystals to 2-3mm on quartz matrix associated with equally nice lighter blue Caledonite crystals.
Linarite from Bingham dist., Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States
Large specimen loaded with shiny, deep blue, platy Linarite crystals.
LINARITE from Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland
There is a thin 1mm open seam filled with paper thin blue Linarite crystals. There are probably other minerals, perhaps rare, on this specimen.
Linarite from San Antonio mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Deep, lustrous blue thin bladed crystals with a bit of Rosasite.
Linarite from Old Dutch level, Red Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
The specimen has two sides which have Linarite. The side shown in the photos are from the front side. There are numerous, very nice, deep blue thick bladed crystals in many vugs across the faceand are mostly 1mm, however there is a few to 3mm. One of the labels with the specimen states the the Linarite from Red Gill is "now rare". I don't know if that is true or not.
Linarite from Mex-Tex mine, Bingham, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States
Excellent bright blue crystals of Linarite on Quartz. Exceptional specimen.