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Phosgenite

#BM40382

Phosgenite

#BM40382
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Pb2CO3Cl2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Terrible mine, Custer Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
carbonate

Grey or white to brown massive with crystalline cleavages. This is just an old-time mass from this now extinct locality. There is a short narrative on Mindat, under phosgenite, about this locality. It is out of the Colorado School of Mines collection with tag

Antique Specimen

Phosgenite

Formula
Pb2CO3Cl2 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Tabular, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Good, Good, Indistinct 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
white, gray, brownish yellow, greenish white, pinkish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
McConlogue Collection
Special Info
Antique Specimen

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