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Phosgenite

#26379

Phosgenite

#26379
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Pb2CO3Cl2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Monteponi mine, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
Notes
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Tagged
carbonate

Exceptional, well preserved antique specimen with a large 2cm crystal of remarkable clarity. In fact, the matrix can be seen right through the crystal !! There are multiple faces on this crystal showing several modifications. It is also, obviously a matrix specimen, which in itself is a rarity for a crystal of this size from this locality.

Noted on the backside of the Pequa label is this: "From the collection of Count Frant. Vincenc Des Fours-Walderode; Landlord of the vast estates in Bohemia and Moravia (1836-1912)".

Antique Specimen, Classic Locality

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
Antique Specimen
Special Info
Classic Locality

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