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Cerussite with Pyromorphite in Quartz

#PD32144

Cerussite with Pyromorphite in Quartz

#PD32144
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 6 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Red Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
Tagged
phosphate , carbonate

Larger and older specimen from the late Ralph Merrill, founder of Minerals Unlimited. This specimen is loaded with colorless to white, twinned Cerussite crystals to 6mm in pockets of Quartz with microcrystalline yellow Pyromorphite.

Cerussite

Formula
PbCO3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Reticulate, Massive - Granular, Crystalline - Coarse 
Cleavage
Distinct, Distinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
colorless, white, gray, blue, green 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3-3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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