Mineralpedia Details for Palmierite
Palmierite from Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy
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Palmierite is a rare fumarolic sublimate occuring at a handful of localites worldwide. It is a lead sulfate. According to the old Cureton tag this is from the eruption in 1924. The yellow is perhaps some sulfur or one of the many sulfates such as Erythrosiderite or Metavoltine. The Palmierite are tiny colorless plates as is the Aphitalite. Vesuvius complex contains an incredible 39 type locality minerals, this being one of them.