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Palmierite with Aphitalite

#PD44056
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Palmierite from Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy - PD44056
Palmierite from Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy - PD44056

Palmierite with Aphitalite

#PD44056
Availability
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Size
Capsule 
Formula
K2Pb(SO4)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy

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.

Type Locality

Palmierite

Formula
K2Pb(SO4)2 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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