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Phosgenite

#41209

Phosgenite

#41209
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Pb2CO3Cl2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Monteponi mine, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
Notes
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Tagged
carbonate

A light brown to white or colorless complete crystal exhibiting a flat termination and nearly flat, subparallel prism faces. It's an excellent specimen with good luster and a peculiar, offset cyrstal at the base. Strongly fluorescent yellow under longwave UV as shown. Mounted on acrylic.

Comes with (as all of these do) a Renato Pegano label (prov. tab). As Pagano points points out Phosgenite from Monteponi was first found in about 1874. 

Ex. Renato Pagano

Fluorescent

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.

Special Info
Fluorescent

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